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Vietnam

  1. 1. Bell Work <ul><li>What was the purpose of the Berlin Airlift? </li></ul><ul><li>To bring supplies to the city after the Soviets cut off all roads and railroads leading to the city </li></ul>
  2. 2. Vietnam
  3. 3. Vietnam
  4. 4. French Colony <ul><li>Ho Chi Minh communist leader </li></ul><ul><li>To stop the spread of communism the US backs the French </li></ul><ul><li>After French defeat Vietnam is divided </li></ul><ul><li>1957 Viet Cong attack the Southern Government </li></ul>
  5. 5. President Eisenhower <ul><li>Agreed with Truman Doctrine of Containment </li></ul><ul><li>Domino Theory if one country falls to communism then the next country will fall too </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower sends weapons and money to support South Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Creates massive public works project called Interstate Highway System </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kennedy <ul><li>Continues Eisenhower’s policy and sends more money and weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy also sends Military Advisors (Green Berets) </li></ul><ul><li>Nov. 1963 JFK is assassinated </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lyndon Johnson <ul><li>1963-64 North Vietnam sends troops to the south to win control </li></ul><ul><li>LBJ is worried communist will win </li></ul><ul><li>By 1964 ¾ of the country under the control of the Viet Cong </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tonkin Incident <ul><li>America destroyer on electronic intelligence mission in Gulf of Tonkin </li></ul><ul><li>The ship is attacked by three NVA boats </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave the President the power to take all necessary military action against North Vietnam </li></ul>
  9. 10. Johnson <ul><li>Escalates war by authorizing bombing of the North </li></ul><ul><li>Sends in America Troops in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 boots on the ground in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 by 1968 </li></ul>
  10. 12. Ia Drang <ul><li>First battle using Air Cav </li></ul><ul><li>200 US Troops verses 1,600 NVA and VC </li></ul><ul><li>Napalm a liquid gel of fire </li></ul><ul><li>234 US KIA </li></ul><ul><li>1,365 NVA/VC KIA </li></ul><ul><li>4 to 1 kill ratio US favor </li></ul>

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