Vietnam<br />America Into Conflict<br />
Overview of Vietnam<br />1800s - French Colony<br />1941 -Japanese Possession<br />1945 - Independent<br />1946 - French C...
Geneva Accords Provisions<br />Cease Fire<br />Vietnam temporarily divided along 17th parallel (North and South) with DMZ<...
French Indochina<br />
Rise of the Vietcong<br />According to treaty, all communists were supposed to move into North Vietnam<br />Vietminh disso...
Rise of the Vietcong<br />DRV Leaders told 5-10K soldiers to stay in South under-cover<br />This becomes the National Libe...
Rise of the Vietcong<br />Vietcong included people from all walks of life…peasants to doctors<br />Some began to commit ac...
Comparison North to South<br />
Ngo <br />Dinh Diem<br />
Dinh Diem<br />Roman Catholic Official under French<br />Refused to join Vietnminh in 1945<br />Spent 2 years in U.S.<br /...
Dinh Diem<br />Corruption and brutality<br />Violently handled Buddhist protests<br />Resented<br />Assassinated<br />    ...
No Elections in 1956<br />Fearing that he would lose elections, Diem, barred elections in South Vietnam<br />Late 1950’s –...
American Troops<br />Advisory role to AVRN<br />By the time combat troops arrived in 1965, there were 16,000 advisors<br />
Gulf of Tonkin<br />Result?<br />Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Johnson the power to take “all necessary measure...
Homework<br />Read Chapter 19 Section 2<br />Pg 611 – question 3<br />
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  1. 1. Vietnam<br />America Into Conflict<br />
  2. 2. Overview of Vietnam<br />1800s - French Colony<br />1941 -Japanese Possession<br />1945 - Independent<br />1946 - French Colony (War)<br />1954 – Independent (North and South)<br />1956 – Unify in 1956?<br />1956 – 1975 Civil War (North Wins)<br />
  3. 3. Geneva Accords Provisions<br />Cease Fire<br />Vietnam temporarily divided along 17th parallel (North and South) with DMZ<br />General elections scheduled for 1956 to unify the country<br />U.S. Support? Chinese Support? <br />
  4. 4. French Indochina<br />
  5. 5. Rise of the Vietcong<br />According to treaty, all communists were supposed to move into North Vietnam<br />Vietminh dissolves, but Vietnamese Communist Party evolves<br />Democracy in South<br />
  6. 6. Rise of the Vietcong<br />DRV Leaders told 5-10K soldiers to stay in South under-cover<br />This becomes the National Liberation Front<br />Viet Nam Cong San = Vietnamese Communist<br />Vietcong<br />VC = Victor Charlie = Charlie<br />
  7. 7. Rise of the Vietcong<br />Vietcong included people from all walks of life…peasants to doctors<br />Some began to commit acts of terrorism<br />Working to unite Vietnam<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Comparison North to South<br />
  10. 10. Ngo <br />Dinh Diem<br />
  11. 11. Dinh Diem<br />Roman Catholic Official under French<br />Refused to join Vietnminh in 1945<br />Spent 2 years in U.S.<br />Returned to South Vietnam in 1954<br />
  12. 12. Dinh Diem<br />Corruption and brutality<br />Violently handled Buddhist protests<br />Resented<br />Assassinated<br /> 1963<br />
  13. 13. No Elections in 1956<br />Fearing that he would lose elections, Diem, barred elections in South Vietnam<br />Late 1950’s – North Vietnam supporting Vietcong efforts in the South<br />1960 – Ho Chi Minh sends NVA into the South<br />Mid 1950’s Eisenhower decides to intervene – military advisers (900 by 1960)<br />
  14. 14. American Troops<br />Advisory role to AVRN<br />By the time combat troops arrived in 1965, there were 16,000 advisors<br />
  15. 15. Gulf of Tonkin<br />Result?<br />Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave President Johnson the power to take “all necessary measures to repel any attack against forces of the United States.”<br />What actually happened?<br />
  16. 16. Homework<br />Read Chapter 19 Section 2<br />Pg 611 – question 3<br />
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