The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War

  1. 1. Mashaal Zahid
  2. 2. (Mintz, The meaning of the Vietnam War)
  3. 3.  In 1941, Ho Chi Minh wanted to free Vietnam from colonial domination. He used passages from the United States Declaration of Independence. The United States was on Vietnam’s side because they didn’t want “1.1 billion potential enemies”, considering that Europe would be the cause of the enemies.(Before the American War)
  4. 4.  In 1954, after French forces were defeated, a peace conference was held in Switzerland, at which the French and Vietnamese agreed to divide Vietnam temporarily into a non- communist South and a communist North, and aimed for reunification by two years.(Into the Quagmire)
  5. 5.  The United States sent 18,000 advisors to Vietnam and the use of napalm, defoliants, fire free zones, and jet planes.  Later, the South Vietnamese generals overthrew the Diem government and killed President Diem(John Kennedy and Vietnam)
  6. 6.  After much fighting and change in authority, the United States began bombing North Vietnam after peace talks reached an impasse  In 1973, the U.S, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong signed a peace fire agreement, causing the United States to withdraw from South Vietnam(Nixon and Vietnam)
  7. 7. Mintz, Steven. “Before the American War” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=412Mintz, Steven. “Ho Chi Minh” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=411Mintz, Steven. “Into the Quagmire” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=413Mintz, Steven. “John Kennedy and Vietnam” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=414Mintz, Steven. “Meaning of the Vietnam War” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=410Mintz, Steven. “Nixon and Vietnam” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. May 23, 2012. http://old.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module_pop_intro.php?module_id=587&re ading_id=418

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