chapter 30 the vietnam era n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 149 Views
  • Uploaded on

Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era. Preview: “Presidents from Truman to Nixon argued that communism in Southeast Asia threatened vital American interests. But it was Lyndon Johnson who began a massive bombing campaign and sent half a million American troops to intervene in Vietnam’s civil war.”

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era' - ralph-travis


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
chapter 30 the vietnam era

Chapter 30: The Vietnam Era

Preview:“Presidents from Truman to Nixon argued that communism in Southeast Asia threatened vital American interests. But it was Lyndon Johnson who began a massive bombing campaign and sent half a million American troops to intervene in Vietnam’s civil war.”

The Highlights:

The Road to Vietnam

Social Consequences of the War

The Unraveling

Nixon’s War

The New Identity Politics

The End of an Era

the road to vietnam

30-2

The Road to Vietnam
  • Lyndon Johnson’s War
    • The domino theory
    • Tonkin Gulf incident, 1964
  • Rolling Thunder
    • Escalation
    • Air strikes

McGraw-Hill

slide3

30-3

McGraw-Hill

slide4

30-4

Social Consequences of the War

  • The Soldiers’ War
    • Body counts
    • Technology and its limits
  • The War at Home
    • Hawks and doves
    • McNamara loses faith
    • Inflation

McGraw-Hill

slide5

30-5

The Unraveling

  • Tet Offensive
    • One of the great American intelligence failures
    • Stalemate
    • My Lai
    • “Clean for Gene”
    • LBJ withdraws
  • The Shocks of 1968
    • The King and Kennedy assassinations
    • Both men exemplified the liberal tradition

McGraw-Hill

slide6

30-6

McGraw-Hill

slide7

30-7

“The clashes in Chicago seemed homegrown, but they reflected a growing willingness among students worldwide to use violence to press their revolutionary causes”(1022).

  • Chicago
    • Hubert Humphrey
    • Revolutionary clashes worldwide
  • Whose Silent Majority?
    • Governor George Wallace
    • Nixon’s “silent majority”
    • The election of 1968

McGraw-Hill

slide8

30-8

McGraw-Hill

nixon s war

30-9

Nixon’s War
  • Vietnamization-and Cambodia
    • “Peace with honor”
    • Nixon launched a series of bombing attacks against North Vietnamese supply depots
    • Invading Cambodia
  • Fighting a No-Win War
    • Morale became a serious problem for American soldiers
    • As the troops became restive, domestic opposition to the war grew

McGraw-Hill

slide10

30-10

“Despite Nixon’s insistence on ‘peace with honor,’ Vietnam was not a war he had chosen to fight. Both Kissinger and Nixon recognized that the United States no longer had the strength to exercise unchallenged dominance across the globe”(1026).

  • The Move toward Detente
    • Nixon Doctrine
    • SALT I (1972)

McGraw-Hill

the new identity politics

30-11

The New Identity Politics
  • Latino Activism
    • Puerto Ricans and Cubans
    • Cesar Chavez and the UFW
    • Chicano activists
    • La Raza Unida
  • The Choices of American Indians
    • Termination: reduction of federal services, selling off land
    • American Indian Movement
    • Wounded Knee

McGraw-Hill

slide12

30-12

  • Asian Americans
    • “Model minorities”
    • “Third world revolution”
  • Gay Rights
    • Growing political activism placed them among minorities demanding equal rights
    • Stonewall incident (1969)

McGraw-Hill

slide13

30-13

  • Feminism
    • The Feminine Mystique
    • National Organization for Women
  • Equal Rights and Abortion
    • Roe v. Wade (1973)
    • Women divided
  • The Legacy of Identity Politics
    • Political and social activism had brought a sense of empowerment to minority groups
    • Identity politics forced the nation to see itself as a multicultural society

McGraw-Hill

slide14

30-14

McGraw-Hill

the end of an era

30-15

The End of an Era

“The war in Southeast Asia shattered the optimism of the early 1960s: the belief that the world could be remade with the help of enough brilliant intellectuals or enough federal programs”(1038).

McGraw-Hill