Unit 9 Vocab
Mariessa Aleman p.6
This was a chemical used during the Vietnam war that would be sprayed above jungles so that the vegetation would be cleared out. This was significant to the war because it took away the Vietcong's place to hide but also has effects on the society today due to the chemical staying in the soil and causing many of the inhabitants of that area to have medical issues.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
This was when President Johnson claimed that North Vietnam had attacked two U.S. destroyers even though they had not. This resolution gave the president the ability to take any means necessary to make sure that any attacks on U.S. forces were handled which ultimately gave him the power of the Congress.
The Pentagon papers was the release to the press of government papers, that displayed the U.S. involvement in war, which were then published for public view. They were not taken down from the papers because of the First Amendment which overruled any withdraw of the papers form the press.
This was the deterioration of believing the Johnson administration during the time of the Vietnam War because many stopped believing in the war after a while. This gap caused many to lose their trust in what Johnson had said about the war and also caused for them to question the government.
They were the counterculture of the time who protested the war and believed that people should become closer with nature by moving out of houses and into forests. Drugs were a big part of the hippie movement because they believed that drugs made them closer to nature and they tried to follow the ways of Native Americans.
These were the young men who refused to be drafted in the Vietnam war and often fled to Canada or made something up such as a mental illness so that they wouldn't be drafted. They were common during the Vietnam War because nobody wanted to go to war and many didn't know why we were including ourselves in this war.