by: Meagan Miller
Key Terms to Know
- Cold War- A war between communism and democracy that didn't end in a actual war between the US and USSR but resulted in indirect conflicts with one another.
- Containment- The US policy of containing communism throughout the world so communism doesn't spread.
- DMZ- Demilitarized zone, is a line dividing two opposing military forces.
- Domino Theory- The US theory that if one nation turns communist then the rest of the countries around it will fall until theres not as many democracy countries.
- Draft- A law that forced men to fight in the military during times when there was war.
- General William Westmoreland- Commanded the Tet offense.
- Ho Chi Minh- A Vietnamese communist communist revolutionary who was the prime minister of North Vietnam during the Vietnam war.
- My Lai Massacre- Massacre in the town of My Lai that started when US soldiers were looking for Velt Cong soldiers in South Vietnam.
- National Liberation Front- A socialist party.
- Ngo Dinh Diem- The first president of South Korea.
- Pentagon Papers- Papers stolen from the pentagon and then published in the New York Times.
- Tet Offensive- The largest military campaign in Vietnam.
- Viet Cong- Band of communist southern Vietnamese Guerrillas.
- Vietnamization- A Richard Nixon idea that gave the South Korean Government war equipment.
Ho Chi Minh
My Lai Massacre
National Liberation Front
Ngo Dinh Diem
Most Important Events in The Vietnam War
1. February 1950
2. May 1954
3. July 21, 1954
5. August 1964
8. April 21, 1975
9. April 29-30, 1975
10. July 2, 1976
Truman supports French Government
Helps them out
Vietnamese prevail at Dien Bien Phu
A huge success fro Vietnam
Geneva Conference splits Vietnam at the 17th parallel
Vietnam is split in half and divided
Top 10 songs
2. Buffalo spring field, for what its worth- Talking about a protest during the Vietnam war.
3. war, edwin star- Described how drafted soldiers felt during the war.
4. fortunate sons, willy and the poor boys
5. stevie wonder, front line
6. the doors, the unknown soldier
7. billy Joel, goodnight saigon
8. REM, orange crush
9. born in the USA, Bruce springsteen
10. john lennon, happy x-mas