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Flashcards in Vietnam War Deck (48):
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4 solutions: raise taxes, cut programs, end war, borrow money

Guns vs. Butter

2

Johnson's blank check to do what he needs to to stop further aggression in the region

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

3

site of massacre by US soldiers on women and children. resulted in US soldiers being called baby killers

My Lai Massacre

4

guerrilla warfare, hit and run, fighting at night

VC tactics

5

battle where the French were defeated by the Vietnamese

Dien Bien Phu

6

US battleship attacked which sparks US involvement in Vietnam

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

7

US military base which was under attack for 77 days during the Tet Offensive

Khe Sanh

8

US intense bombing of North Vietnam

Operation Rolling Thunder

9

South Vietnamese refugees who escaped to America

boat people

10

peace treaty with North Vietnam. Release of POWs

Paris Peace Accords

11

long hair, drug use, tie dye clothing, evaded the draft, Marched on Washington

Counter culture

12

1st televised war which influences public opinion

impact of TV

13

anti-war protest by 10,000

1968 Democratic National Convention

14

supporters of the war

Hawks

15

opposes the war

Doves

16

anti-war protest where 4 students were killed

Kent State

17

3 day rock concert

Woodstock

18

against going to war for moral or religious beliefs

conscientious objector

19

to intentionally injure a fellow soldier to teach him a lesson

fragging

20

a chemical defoliant that destroys all vegetation. Later realized it caused cancer

Agent Orange

21

jellied gasoline

Napalm

22

booby trap intended to maim, not always kill

land mines

23

sharpened bamboo sticks

punji sticks

24

soldier who would crawl through the tunnels in search of the VC

tunnel rat

25

US mission to find the enemy and kill them

US mission to find the enemy and kill them

26

Communist soldiers fighting in South Vietnam

Vietcong

27

soldiers who might experience nightmares, flashbacks, or aversion to loud noises

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

28

limits the presidents power to deploy troops

War Powers Act

29

lowered the voting age to 18

26th Amendment

30

the gradual reduction of troops in Vietnam

Vietnamization Policy

31

1 year in country

Tour of duty

32

low interest loans to buy a house, start a business or go to college

GI Bill of Rights

33

black granite wall which looks like a scar cut into the earth. Names represent fallen soldiers

Vietnam War Memorial

34

killed after winning the California primary

Robert Kennedy

35

killed Robert Kennedy in the kitchen with a gun

Sirhan Sirhan

36

Supreme Commander of American forces in Vietnam

Westmoreland

37

ordered the massacre of the women and children in My Lai

Lt. Calley

38

leader of North Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh

39

1/2 American, 1/2 Asian

Amer-Asians

40

cult leader responsible for ordering the murder of 6 people

Charles Manson

41

actress who was murdered by member of the Charles Manson cult

Sharon Tate

42

nickname for the Vietnam War because of college deferment

Poor Man's War

43

tactic used by VC including land mines, punji sticks, swinging ladies, foot traps

booby traps

44

cease fire to recognize the Vietnamese new year but the NVA and VC attacked anyway and won a moral victory

Tet Offensive

45

supply line in Laos and Cambodia to get weapons to the VC

Ho Chi Minh Trail

46

North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Gulf of Tonkin, Laos, Cambodia

Map of Vietnam

47

made the US realize the SVA is no match for the NVA

invasion of Laos

48

formerly known as Siagon

Ho Chi Minh City