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- classified documents that got released to public
- they discuss decisions about vietnam made by the president where they didnt get congressional approval
my lai massacre?
US soldiers involved in killing unarmed, vietnamese civilians
gulf of tonkin resolution?
gave president power to take all necessary measures to protect and defend the U.S
creates values, practices conflicted with american society
launched surprise attacks against US bases
jelly like substance that exploded when it touched anything
vietnamese who wanted to get rid of Diem and unify the country
free fire zone?
an area where anything that moved was considered to be an enemy, and attacked
search and destroy mission?
responded to a single attack by destroying a whole village
eliminate the NLF leadership through assassination
vietnamese used the environment for fight enemy
DMZ for vietnam
LBJ's 2 promises?
- he would not lose the war
- he would not send more troops over
independent communist movement
was protested because things were unfair
why was the draft unfair?
- most draftees were from low income families or minorities
- could defer if in college or married
- draft dodgers
- conscientious objector
- guerilla warfare
- tunnel systems
election of 1968?
nixon and the republicans win
paris peace accords?
allowed N. vietnamese troops to stay in the south
- used to destory vegetation and to find the VC
- sprayed it from planes and killed everything
hawks vs. doves?
- hawks - for war
- doves - against war
results of the war?
- vietname becomes one communist country
- environmental changes and heavy human loss
ho chi minh?
led an independent communist movement known as the vietminh
Ngo Dinh Diem?
- leads a US supported gov't
- run as a dictatorship
Lt. William Calley?
gave the OK for the My Lai massacre
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