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The Vietnam War

U.S. History FLVS

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What was a result of the Geneva Accords? Vietnam was temporarily divided into two separate nations
What role did the U.S. security forces play in Vietnam during the Kennedy administration? military advisers supported the Vietnamese army
Which group was the main target of persecution under Diem's government? Buddhists
Which area of government gained the most power under the Gulf of Tonkin resolution? executive
Why were the Vietcong so successful against the United States? U.S. troops could not engage the Vietcong in traditional warfare.
What was one criticism of the Vietnam-era draft system? It disproportionately affected working class young men and African Americans.
What was the policy of Vietnamization? South Vietnam took on a greater military role in the conflict.
Which event most directly contributed to the end of U.S. involvement in Vietnam? U.S. public opinion against war became very high during an election year.
What was weakened by the outcome of the Vietnam War? popular support for Cold War theories
What position did the United States take during the Indochina Wars? It supported France because it wanted to limit communism in Southeast Asia.
What was the most immediate result of Diem's refusal to hold elections? The Vietcong formed to resist the government
Why did the United States military first become involved in Vietnam? U.S leaders worried that Vietnam could spread communism throughout the region.
What is the best definition of the term hawks? people who call for U.S. military intervention abroad
How did Richard Nixon initiate a new era in American politics? by attracting conservative Southern voters to the Republican Party
Created by: HannahErin