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Vietnam #4


Ho Chi Minh Communist leader of North Vietnam
Robert McNamara Secretary of Defense under President Johnson; he strongly urged escalation of war in Vietnam
Dean Rusk Secretary of State under President Johnson; he strongly urged escalation of war in Vietnam
William Westmoreland American commander in South Vietnam; he continually requested more and more troops
Robert Kennedy A strong candidate in the Democratic primary for president, he was shot and killed after making a victory speech at a California primary
Eugene McCarthy Democratic candidate for president who vowed to end the war in Vietnam
Hubert Humphrey Johnson's vice-president who ran in the Democratic primary against Eugene McCarthy; known as a liberal leader for reform
George Wallace He ran for president in 1968 as a third party candidate; he was a champion of school segregation and states' rights
Richard Nixon President who began Vietnamization - the withdrawal of American troops so they could be replaced by South Vietnamese troops
Henry Kissinger Nixon's National Security Advisor; he helped come up with the idea of Vietnamization
Maya Lin College architect student who designed "The Wall" - the Vietnam Memorial
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