Flashcards in Unit III Quiz review Deck (17):
Who were the "Hawks"?
People who supported the Vietnam War
What four major changes happened with U.S. foreign policy after the war?
1. The draft was abolished.
2. War Powers Act
3. Vietnam Syndrome
Who were the "Doves"?
People that objected to the Vietnam War
What are Napalm and Agent Orange?
The two weapons that were used most in Vietnam to help "find" the enemy
What happened at My Lai?
A massacre of innocent lives that resulted in criminal charges against the commanding American soldier.
Who lost at Dien Bien Phu, forcing them out of Vietnam?
Why was the Vietnam War called the "living room war"?
Stories and images appeared on television news every night.
What were the Pentagon Papers?
The New York Times released them exposing the Johnson Administration for not really knowing how the war was going.
What was 'Search and Destroy'?
The missions in the jungle by American troops.
Who led South Vietnam in 1965?
Ngo Dinh Diem
What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
A psychological disorder that many American soldiers suffered from after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam.
Who led North Vietnam in the beginning of the war?
Ho Chi Minh
What is Nixon's 'Vietnamization'?
The strategy to turn the fighting in Vietnam over the troops of South Vietnam so the Americans could leave.
What is the Selective Service System?
The draft; men signed up to fight at age 18
What 4 ways did some avoid being drafted to Vietnam?
1. Medical exemptions
2. Went to college
3. Joined the National Guard
4. Joined the Coast Guard
What was the Tet Offensive?
North Vietnam launched an attack during Tet in 1968 that showed the war was far from being over.