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War in Vietnam . Chapter 30. Origins of War . Ho Chi Minh and Communist army win independence from France Geneva Accords - Split North communist – South Free (United States) Ngo Dinh Diem took control of South in ’55 Anti-Communist Anti-Buddhist – Pro-Catholic.

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war in vietnam

War in Vietnam

Chapter 30

origins of war
Origins of War
  • Ho Chi Minh and Communist army win independence from France
  • Geneva Accords - Split
    • North communist – South Free (United States)
  • Ngo Dinh Diem took control of South in ’55
    • Anti-Communist
    • Anti-Buddhist – Pro-Catholic
origins of war continued
Origins of War continued…
  • Communists in the south organize and form the Vietcong
  • US had big fear of the Domino Theory – one country falls many will follow
    • Kennedy sends troops to help the south
    • Nov. 1, 1963 the South Vietnamese army staged a coup – overthrow the government
      • Assassinated Diem
conflict continues
Conflict Continues
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson takes over after the death of JFK
  • Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara
    • “I don’t think it’s worth fighting for, but I don’t think we can get out.”
  • US ships attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin
    • LBJ now has a good reason to fight
  • US involvement begins to escalate – gradually increase
    • 180,000 in ’65 to 500,000 in ‘67
combat in vietnam
Combat in Vietnam
  • Guerilla Warfare – jungles, tunnels, trails
    • Ho Chi Minh Trail – main supply route
  • The US began search – and – destroy missions – find the enemy and wipe them out
    • Backed by jets and helicopters
    • Napalm – liquid fire
    • Agent Orange – herbicide - chemical warfare
  • North Vietnamese/Vietcong frustrated the US by constantly out numbering them
  • Pres. Johnson – “Can we win this war?”
generation gap
Generation Gap
  • A fight between young and old over the Vietnam War
  • Counterculture – a movement that rejected traditional values
    • Long hair, torn blue jeans, Rock N’ Roll
the draft
The Draft
  • All men must register at 18 years old
  • Some believed if you stop the draft you can stop the war
  • Protests of burning draft cards
    • Congress made it illegal
  • Draft Dodgers
  • Question: Do you think the draft is a good idea? What problems could come up with soldiers who are drafted?
doves vs hawks
Doves vs. Hawks
  • Doves – anti-war
  • Hawks – pro-war
  • “Is this war a mistake?”
  • Anti-War movement quickly grows
attack on american ships
Attack on American Ships
  • Jan. 23, 1968 USS Pueblo, a US spy ship and its crew are captured
  • This attack shocked America
    • “A US boat had been defeated”
the tet offensive
The Tet Offensive
  • Jan 31, 1968 (Vietnamese New Year - Tet)
    • North Vietnamese/Vietcong targeted southern bases and major cities (Saigon)
    • Vietcong drove deep into southern territory
    • America launched a strong counter attack and was able to push the Vietcong north
    • Major turning point in the war
response in america
Response in America
  • Americans began to lose faith
  • The Gov’t developed a credibility gap – fewer people trusted their statements
  • Johnson ordered reevaluation of the war
    • “new step towards peace,” Bombings stopped
nixon s new plan
Nixon’s New Plan
  • Nixon wins election of 1968
  • “Peace with Honor”
    • Draft Reform
    • Vietnamization – South Vietnamese army would take over more of the fighting
    • More bombing in Cambodia and Laos
      • Kept a secret to the American People
      • Civil War
protests
Protests
  • Kent State
    • Student burned down a military building
    • 17 students shot – 4 killed, “Reasons that are unclear”
  • Jackson state – police shot and killed 2
peace is at hand
“Peace is at Hand”
  • Removal of over 450,000 US troops
  • 1st peace talks failed
    • South Vietnamese president did not want Northern troops in his country
  • Nixon reelected
    • One final round of bombings
  • Jan. 27, 1973 – Peace Treaty signed
north vietnam continues
North Vietnam Continues
  • North Vietnamese army does not stop
  • Saigon fell on April 20, 1975
  • Communism takes over Vietnam
legacy of the war
Legacy of the War
  • 1.4 million Vietnamese died
  • 58,000 Americans died – 300,000 wounded
    • 2.7 million served
    • No hero’s welcome
  • Many MIA’s (Missing in Action) – never found
  • Vietnam War Memorial
opinion
Opinion
  • Do you think that this war was worth fighting? Why or Why Not?
  • If you were president what would you have done differently?
  • In your opinion, what makes a war worth fighting?