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US hist 11.2

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William Westmoreland general in charge of US troops in Vietnam
Walter Cronkite respected TV news anchorman who visited Vietnam in 1968 and reported the the US was not winning the war
Lyndon B. Johnson US president who escalated American involvement in Vietnam. He did not seek reelection in 1968 due to the war.
Tet Offensive the 1968 surprise attack on US forces during the Vietnamese New Year's celebration. Major turning point in US public opinion concerning the war.
Napalm Jellied gasoline used by the US to fire-bomb in Vietnam
Agent Orange chemical defoliant (herbicide) sprayed from US planes to clear areas of jungle.
How did the US respond to the Viet Cong's war tactics? conducting search-and-destroy missions
How did the fighting in Vietnam differ from the fighting in World War II? US forces fought only a limited war in Vietnam.
How did the Tet Offensive affect the war? Americans began to doubt the US military's claims that victory was near.
Which President asked congress for the Tonkin Gulf Resolution? Lyndon B. Johnson
Created by: Freshmensphs