Vietnam War Mini-Presentation

by kenny gomez

Ho Chi Minh - early life

  • Ho Chi Minh was born in Hoang Tru Village on May 19, 1890.
  • Ho Chi Minh translates to Bringer of Light in Vietnamese.
  • As a boy his father was going to take the civil service exams in order to become a local government official but didn't pass it the first time
  • His mother raised her two sons and daughter and took charge of producing a rice crop
  • when his father passed the test he received a grant of land which improved the family's financial situation.

  • In 1901 his mother died after giving birth to a fourth child and the child only lived up to be one year old.

  • he was able to go to a French high school and later become a teacher.

ho chi minh

  • He sympathized with communist ideas and fought for independence before, during, and after world war II
  • he was head of the league for the independence of Vietnam.
  • when Vietnam broke into two sides Ho Chi Minh became the president of Communist dominated north Vietnam and Ngo Dinh Diem became president of anti-communist south Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh - The Vietnam War

agent orange

  • Agent Orange was a powerful mixture of chemicals used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover for North Vietnamese and crops that might be used to feed them.
  • It caused tumors, birth defects, rashes, psychological symptoms and cancer to the returning solders and the Vietnames


  • 400,000 people were killed or maimed as a result of exposure to Agent Orange.
  • Vietnam claims half a million children have been born with serious birth defects.
  • As many as 2 million people are suffering from cancer or other illness caused by Agent Orange.

treatment of Vietnam Vets

  • When they returned home they were spit on and called baby killers, war monsters, and murderers.
  • The hippies burned the american flag and blamed them for the war
  • The made slogans like hey hey hey L. B. J. how many kids did you kill today?
  • The Soldiers were ridiculed accused of crimes and not respected.
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