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The Vietnam War Divides America & Devastates Vietnam

The Vietnam War Divides America & Devastates Vietnam

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The Vietnam War Divides America & Devastates Vietnam

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  1. The Vietnam War Divides America & Devastates Vietnam

  2. I. Before Americans Arrive (1954) French and Japanese Imperialism in Vietnam (Late 1800s  1945)

  3. Ho Chi Minh

  4. Ho Chi Minh (1945): “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…We are convinced that the Allies cannot fail to recognize the right of the Vietnamese people to independence.

  5. B. Vietnamese Independence? Victory Over France at Dien Bien Phu (1954)

  6. II. Early American Interventions (1954-1964) Rationale: Contain Communism

  7. II. Early American Interventions (1954-1964) Action: Puppet Government: Ngo Dinh Diem Postponed Elections

  8. Ngo Dinh Diem

  9. C. Vietnamese Resist American Imperialism

  10. III. The Escalation of War and Protest (1965-1968)

  11. A. The Escalation of War: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident and American Troops (1965)

  12. The U.S.S. Maddox

  13. B. The Escalation of Protest

  14. Dishonest Political Leaders: The Tet Offensive

  15. Treatment of Vietnamese: Napalm & the My Lai Massacre

  16. American Casualties: Students, African-Americans, and the Draft

  17. IV. De-Escalation & the Legacy of the Vietnam War

  18. A. The De-Escalation of War: Vietnamization, Troop Reductions, and the End of the Vietnam War (1969-1973)

  19. B. The Legacy 1. Vietnam: Casualties, Communism & Terror (1975-1986), Then Capitalism

  20. 2. The United States: -- 58,000 Deaths -- Growing Distrust of National Government/Leaders -- Debating the Lesson Learned