Bell Ringer. Where is Vietnam? Why did we get involved in Vietnam? What do you think you know about Vietnam?. Bell Ringer. What is Guerilla Warfare? What did Hawks/Doves tell LBJ to do about Vietnam? What is a Hippie?. CH 50-52: Vietnam. History of Vietnam.
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As the 56 elections came closer the S Vietnamese and the US blocked the elections
Based on the information provided to DC LBJ ordered air strikes on naval bases in North Vietnam
In addition to being hard to fight, the Viet Cong used guerilla tactic to fight: traps, trip wires, snipers, booby traps, etc
As the Vietnam War progressed Americans turned against LBJ. Protests chanted “Hey Hey LBJ, How many kids did you kill today?”
Public confidence in LBJ and the government dropped. LBJ’s approval rating was a 26%.Dismayed at his failures in Vietnam, and the mounting body count, LBJ chose not to run for President in the 1968 election.
On the other side of the argument: Nixon used what was called his “madman theory”