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Vietnam War

Ms. Beasley's US History Course

QuestionAnswer
The Geneva Accords temporarily split Vietnam where? 17th Parallel
Who was the leader of North Vietnam? Ho Chi Minh
In 1964, what did Congress pass that allowed President Johnson to send in the military without declaring war? Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Anti-War protests led to what tragic event in 1970? Kent State Massacre
Richard Nixon’s strategy to end the war and withdraw American troops was called Vietnamization
What was the major operation launched by the North Vietnam army during a sacred holiday? Tet Offensive
Why was the Vietnam War so difficult for the US? Difficult terrain and elusive enemy
If one nations falls to communism, so will others around it Domino Theory
Vietnamization Pull U.S. troops out of Vietnam and let the south handle the war
The war ended in 1975 when The north gained control of the entire country
Winner of the Vietnam war North Vietnam
The difference in reality of the war and in what the government communicated Credibility Gap
What is escalation? Increasing troops and committing more money to the war
Secret military documents released to the public which turned many people against the war The Pentagon Papers
Created by: crbeasley