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1968. On January 30, 1968, during celebrations for the Vietnamese New Year ( Tet ), North Vietnam and the Vietcong launched a massive attack on South Vietnam Occurred during a week-long truce that had been proclaimed for the holiday

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1968

1968


1968

  • On January 30, 1968, during celebrations for the Vietnamese New Year (Tet), North Vietnam and the Vietcong launched a massive attack on South Vietnam

    • Occurred during a week-long truce that had been proclaimed for the holiday

    • 100 towns, 12 U.S. air bases, and the U.S. embassy in Saigon were attacked

    • The attack was repulsed and was a military victory for the US and its ally

      • 32,000 Vietcong fighters died, compared to 3,000 US and ARVN soldiers

    • The ability and willingness of the North Vietnamese and Vietcong to make an attack like the Tet Offensive convinced many Americans that the war would end in a stalemate

      • Before the Tet Offensive, 28% of Americans called themselves doves (people opposed to the war) while 56% called themselves hawks (people in support of the war)

      • After Tet, 40% of Americans were doves and 40% were hawks


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  • Guiding Question: What were the results of the Tet Offensive?

  • Using the map, come up with AT LEAST one main idea and the detailed evidence to support it that would answer the guiding question

  • Figure out what the in-text citation for this source would be


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  • 1968 was one of the most chaotic Presidential elections in American history

    • In March, LBJ announced that he would not run for reelection

    • Robert Kennedy, one of the most popular Democratic candidates for President, was assassinated in June

    • The Democrats nominated LBJ’s Vice President, Hubert Humphrey while the Republicans nominated Richard Nixon

    • Nixon won, in part because he promised to end the war in Vietnam


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Speech

  • Guiding Question: What were the results of the Tet Offensive?

  • Analyze the primary source

  • Figure out what the in-text citation for this source would be


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Speech

  • Guiding Question: What were the results of the Tet Offensive?

  • Using the source, come up with AT LEAST one main idea and the detailed evidence to support it that would answer the guiding question


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