Vietnam War

By Tori Brown

John F Kennedy

In John F Kennedy's first speech when he became president, he told that he was going to be continuing the policy of the former president, Dwight Eisenhower. He also stated that he supported the domino effect. And that he was convinced that if the south Vietnam fell to the Communism. John F Kennedy received contemplating advice regarding the Vietnam war. Charles De Gaulle had warned Kennedy that Vietnam and the warfare would trap them in a bottomless pit. This was all based off of what had happend in the past involving the French in Dien Bien Phu. In 1961 Kennedy had agreed that America should increase the size of the Vietnam war. The strategic Hamlet program, This failed really bad and drove a number of south Vietnamese peasants into supporting the North Vietnam Communists.

Map Of Vietnam After The End Of Parish Records