Text of the Vietnam War Review Game
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Who did the Vietnamese originally fight for their independence after WWII?
What did JFK call his vision for a better America? What were two of the areas it addressed?
the New Frontier
What did LBJ call his vision for a new America? What were two of the problems it addressed?
the Great Society; health care, poverty, civil rights
Who was the leader of North Vietnam?
Ho Chi Minh
Who did the U.S. install as the leader of South Vietnam in the late 1950s?
Ngo Dinh Diem
What were the southern sympathizers of the communist North called?
Viet Cong or NLF
Who would immolate themselves to protest Diem’s policies?
What gave LBJ the power to "use any means necessary"?
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Which president oversaw our escalation of the conflict? Who’s policies was he following?
What program was started to win over the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese and clear rural areas of VC?
Name two things used to defoliate the jungles.
napalm & agent orange
List two ways combat conditions in Vietnam were unlike those soldiers had prepared for.
jungle, traps & guerrilla tactics, heat & rain, unknown enemy
What event led to the arrest of the Chicago 7?
anti-war protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
What was "vietnamization"?
turning the war over to the South Vietnamese
What impact did the Tet Offensive have on public opinion about the war?
turned many against it
Name one factor that made our involvement in Vietnam so controversial.
just cause?, high cost ($ & lives), impatience with lack of progress
What is the most infamous example of the paranoid fear created by the Viet Cong?
My Lai Massacre
Why did the U.S. attack Cambodia and Laos?
there were bases for the VC and NVA
Name two ways you could avoid the draft.
college, family, self inflicted wound, act crazy
What event immediately preceded the fall of South Vietnam?
full withdrawal of U.S. troops
What was the fate of many South Vietnamese families who supported the U.S.?
What documents exposed the truth about U.S. plans for Vietnam?
Which anti-war Presidential candidate was assassinated in 1968?
Robert F. Kennedy
What was the name of the quiet group that wanted law & order & supported the war?
Who were the Hawks? Who were the Doves?
Americans who supported the war, Americans who opposed it
What brought an end to deferments for students and married people?
What were the students at Kent State and Jackson State protesting?
invasions of Cambodia & Laos
What did the 26th Amendment do? Who did this favor in the election of 1972?
Lowered voting age to 18, George McGovern
What minority groups were over-represented in the troops in Vietnam?
Blacks and Hispanics
What theory proposed that if South Vietnam fell to Communism, the rest of SE Asia would soon follow?
What goal did Nixon claim to be pursuing in the Vietnam War?
Peace with Honor
What tactic did Nixon use to try and force the Vietnamese to the bargaining table?
increased bombing, especially the Christmas bombings of 1972
What group of soldiers was truly welcomed home by most Americans?