Vietnam<br />End of U.S. Involvement and Legacy<br />
Objectives<br />Understand the Elections of ‘68 and ‘72<br />Understand Nixon’s exit strategy<br />How did the Vietnam war...
Increased Distrust of Gov’t<br />My Lai Massacre – 1968 and 1969<br />Secret War (Cambodia and Laos)<br />Pentagon Papers<...
1972 Election<br />Nixon vs. McGovern (huge war critic)<br />26th Amendment in 1971<br />Kissinger Announces “Peace at Han...
Peace Agreement<br />January of 1973<br />Paris Peace Accord (U.S., North, South, VC)<br />-Cease Fire<br />	-Withdraw of ...
Real end of war<br />1975 – North Vietnam invades south<br />April – they reach and overrun Saigon<br />U.S. Military has ...
Legacies of Vietnam War<br />Changes view of American government<br />War Powers Act 1973<br />“Is this another Vietnam”?<...
Vietnam Wall Project<br />http://www.virtualwall.org/<br />
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  1. 1. Vietnam<br />End of U.S. Involvement and Legacy<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Understand the Elections of ‘68 and ‘72<br />Understand Nixon’s exit strategy<br />How did the Vietnam war change Americans’ perception of our government?<br />Legacies of Vietnam<br />
  3. 3. Increased Distrust of Gov’t<br />My Lai Massacre – 1968 and 1969<br />Secret War (Cambodia and Laos)<br />Pentagon Papers<br />
  4. 4. 1972 Election<br />Nixon vs. McGovern (huge war critic)<br />26th Amendment in 1971<br />Kissinger Announces “Peace at Hand”<br />Nixon Landslide<br />Christmas Bombings<br />All but 24,000 U.S. troops are gone<br />
  5. 5. Peace Agreement<br />January of 1973<br />Paris Peace Accord (U.S., North, South, VC)<br />-Cease Fire<br /> -Withdraw of U.S. troops from Vietnam<br /> -U.S. to help rebuild<br /> -Vietnamese troops hold positions while discussions continue over future<br />Nobel Peace Prize<br />
  6. 6. Real end of war<br />1975 – North Vietnam invades south<br />April – they reach and overrun Saigon<br />U.S. Military has to evacuate Americans <br />Unified Vietnam with communist government in South<br />Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia <br />
  7. 7. Legacies of Vietnam War<br />Changes view of American government<br />War Powers Act 1973<br />“Is this another Vietnam”?<br />Struggle of Vietnam Veterans<br />Vietnam Veterans Memorial, D.C.<br />
  8. 8. Vietnam Wall Project<br />http://www.virtualwall.org/<br />
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