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They sent volunteers to developing countries to help with projects such as digging wells and building schools

Peace corps

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A barrier of concrete and barbed wire between east and West Berlin

Berlin Wall

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The us navel formed a blockade around Cuba to prevent Soviet ships fro. Bringing in more weapons

Cuban Missile Crisis

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American leaders feared that if one country became Communist, nearby countries would also fall to communism this was called the

Domino theory

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Communist gurrilla forces called the

Vietcong

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Had led the revolution against an unpopular dictator

Fidel Castro

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Ho believed that only a communist revolution could free the Vietnamese people

Ho Chi Minh

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They climbed out and became the first people to walk in the moon

Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aidrin

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Giving the president the authority to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

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A supply route used by the North Vietnamese. The trail was a network of paths and tunnels that led from North Vietnam, through Loas and Cambodia, and into South Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh trail

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Or increased involvement

Escalation

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Where U.S patrols searched for hidden enemy camps, then destroyed them with massive firepower and air raids

Search and destroy mission

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Surprise attacks all over South Vietnam, including an attack on the U.S Enbassy in Saigon, South Vietnam's capitol

Tet offensive

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Opponents in the war were called

Doves

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Supporters of the war were called

Hawks

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He commanded the ground forces involved with Vietnam

William Westmoreland

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Which was ratified in 1971,lowered the federal voting age from 21 to 18

26 Amendment

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He became the first astronaut in space

Alan Shepard

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Became the first astronaut to orbit earth

John Glenn

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He became the first person to travel into space,orbiting the earth once

Yuri Gagarin

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These documents revealed that U.S officials had been lying to the American public about the progress of the war for years

Pentagon Papers

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Emphasized individual freedom, nonviolence,and communal sharing

Hippies

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A plan to pull U.S troops from Vietnam and have the South Vietnamese Army take over all the fighting. This strategy was called

VIETNAMESE

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Which requires the president to get congressional approval before committing U.S troops to an armed struggle

War Powers Act