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Causes of the Vietnam War

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  1. Causes of the Vietnam War p. 848-852 Using the following terms or phrases, fill in the blanks of the timeline as you map out the causes of the Vietnam War Geneva Accords, Domino Theory, SEATO, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vietnam ruled by France, US supports France, Dien Bien Phu, Ho Chi Minh, Diem overthrown, Gulf of Tonkin, National Liberation Front, Vietcong, Kennedy assassinated, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Military “advisors” _____________________calls for independence Communist Sovietssupport his efforts 1800s: __________________________ 1954France defeated at______________________ Eisenhower develops the___________________ =stop the spread of communismin Vietnam so it does notspread to neighbors 1950-1954______________________in an effort to containcommunist Ho Chi Minh May 1954_______________________________ Vietnam gains independence; divided into North & South; US supports anti-communist southern government under Ngo Dinh Diem Sept 1954____________________Nations join this organization tocontain communism in Southeast Asia 1957_____________________________communist rebel group that wants toremove Ngo Dinh Diem & unite Vietnam Leader of South Vietnam, _____________________,is corrupt and unpopular, and is only in powerbecause of the U.S. ____________________ NLF guerrilla fighters who weakenedDiem’s government in South Vietnam 1961Kennedy sends “___________________” to trainSouth Vietnamese soldiers & contain communism Nov. 1, 1963_________________________ with U.S.support because his regime is oppressive _________________________Congress gives Johnson broadwar powers in Vietnam 1964US ships attacked in the________________________ Nov. 1963_________________________