vietnam war

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THE VIETNAM CONFLICT The Vietnam war was the result of the Cold war. The cold war was a conflict between Communist and non- Communist The U.S entered the war in 1965


Communism a system of government, like democracy or dictatorship the idea is that everyone is equal, there is no single person of small grouped of people who rule the others no social classes The United States feared of the this spread by the Soviet Union

Containment :

Containment U.S policy to prevent the spread of communism. response to a series of moves by the soviet union trying to enlarge the spread of communism This was a way for the U.S to go to war

Domino Theory :

Domino Theory President Eisenhower explained countries will fall to communism and so will a row of countries This theory is also a way how the U.S came to war with Vietnam


I WANT YOU! In 1965 troops being drafted into Vietnam war started going up fast. Some of the troops had been drafted 1 or 2 years earlier, before the need was known.

Mr. Ho chi minh :

Mr. Ho chi minh Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader. prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. North Vietnam


Freedom? Vietnamese plans for keeping Vietnam free was to send U.S troop into there territory.

Stepping into the land of Vietnam :

Stepping into the land of Vietnam Troops enter the war in 1956


MANIPULATBLE To tamper with or falsify for personal gain To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously many men didn’t want to be drafted so they did 2 things in order to get out

First Form Of manipulatble:

First Form Of manipulatble men enrolled in universities to avoid participating in the war. must had to have a “c” or better


Second Form Of MANIPULATBLE Many family doctors also gave medical notes This gave men the excuse not to go to war


AFRICAN AMERICAN IN VIETNAM There were a disporion of Africans Americans then white Americans. The African Americans did not have enough money to send themselves to a university


ON HO CHI MINH TRAIL system that ran from the north Vietnam and south Vietnam.


THE LENGTH OF HO CHI MINH TRAIL the ho chi minh trail was 800 miles long


WHAT WAS THE TRAIL USED FOR? The Ho Chi Minh Trail was not just one trail but a series of trails. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was used by the North Vietnamese as a route for its troops to get into the South. They also used the trail as a supply route – for weapons, food and equipment.

Friend or Foe :

Friend or Foe U.S troops were mostly attacked by citizen called Vietcong.


VIETCONG Communist-led guerrilla fighter force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam the armed forces of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam

Vietnamese Farmers Relocated :

Vietnamese Farmers Relocated During the war, many Vietnamese farmers had to give up land, so military troops can battle on a large open field This decreased citizens view and turn to veitcong

Secrets Of Vietcong Tunnels:

Secrets Of Vietcong Tunnels dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety

Tactics And Tricks:

Tactics And Tricks The Vietcong used guerrilla tactics they built tunnels and set booby traps they only fought battles they could win, and disappeared into those tunnels when the tide of the battle turned hit and run tactics

The Use Of Napalm:

The Use Of Napalm a gasoline based bomb that that set fire to jungles. the U.S thought this will get rid of the Vietcong Reality made more enemies


VIETCONG PISIONERS A South Korean escorts three Vietcong prisoners captured during a search-and-destroy patrol near Tuy Hoa . The prisoners were caught setting booby traps on a trail.

Before A Media Attack:

Before A Media Attack In November 1965, 75% of people under 30 were for the war 68% of citizens 30-49 were also for the war 57% of people over 49 supported the war

First War To Be Televised:

First War To Be Televised For the first time in history journalist were able to report what was happen in the war zone.

Change Of Heart:

Change Of Heart After visually seeing the reality of the war, people in the U.S began to change there view. January 1970

A Drop:

A Drop January 1970, 41% of people under 30 were against the war 37% of citizens 30-49 were against the war 25% of people over 49 did not support the war


A MAN BEING SHOT! Families became easily opposed against the war from graph Photos This made citizens oppose the war.


TOO MANY OF THEM DEAD Families also became upset of the site of the wounded and death the war has brought


Burned What also brought dislike of the war was images of burring buildings and homes.


PROTESTS STARTS After seeing enough of what is actually happening in the war many began protesting

Young Bloods:

Young Bloods A majority of protesters were, university students ,and young adults


FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT! FSM gained prominence at the university of California, Berkeley.


FSM FSM grew out of a clash between students and administrators over freedom of speech on campus.

Leader Of A Movement :

Leader Of A Movement Led by Mario Savio a philosopher student in Berkeley Focused on criticism of the American “Machine”

On Fire:

On Fire A Buddhist monk sets himself on fire in as a protest against the Diem regime He did this and so did others because south Vietnamese ruler imprisoned, killed 100 th of Buddhist clerics and temples destroyed temples.

The Hawks:

The Hawks wanted to increase military force and send more troops into Vietnam to win the war.

The Doves:

The Doves wanted the troops to be withdrawn and settle the war with peace

Madness :

Madness The government had enough protesting The response from the government was often heavy-handed, perhaps most terribly seen in events like the Kent State Massacre, where four students were killed by the National Guard

President Johnson:

President Johnson Announced a dramatic change in the Vietnam policy. Lied

Comes To A Closing:

Comes To A Closing April 1975 the of the war U.S ends in a truce

Vietnam War :

Vietnam War Carolyne Garcia World History

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