The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War

  1. 1. The Vietnam War By: Bobby Mette
  2. 2. The American Presidency <ul><li>How effective was the American Presidency during the Vietnam War? </li></ul><ul><li>President Lyndon B. Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>President Richard M. Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Positive effects </li></ul><ul><li>Negative effects </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Good Lyndon B. Johnson <ul><li>Determined to end communist aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Announced a bombing halt (70% Approval Rating) </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to U.S. involvement in Vietnam </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Bad Lyndon B. Johnson <ul><li>Lied about America’s involvement in Vietnam for two months </li></ul><ul><li>Decided not to run for reelection in 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Peace overture was denied twice </li></ul><ul><li>15,000 students protested because of the number of American casualties </li></ul><ul><li>Sent many troops to Vietnam </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Good Richard M. Nixon <ul><li>Determined to “end the war and win the peace” </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrew all U.S. forces from Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Nixon Doctrine- commitment in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>“ Silent Majority”-speech on dedication in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamization- training of a South Vietnamese army </li></ul><ul><li>Persuaded North Vietnam to sign a peace treaty, thus ending the war </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Bad Richard M. Nixon <ul><li>Expanded the territory of war </li></ul><ul><li>Caused many protests </li></ul><ul><li>Approval Rating reached 50% after continuous bombings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;Battlefield Vietnam.&quot; Search Amateur . 2008. Search Amateur Games. 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.searchamateur.com/product/Battlefield-Vietnam.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Head Start.&quot; University of Michigan . Sitemaker. 29 Oct 2008 <http://sitemaker.umich.edu/356.bell/background_history>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson Decorating a Soldier.&quot; 20th Century History . 26 Oct 1966. About.com. 29 Oct 2008 <http://z.about.com/d/history1900s/1/0/e/N/viet19.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Richard M. Nixon.&quot; America the Beautiful . 2006. Scholastic Library. 29 Oct 2008 <http://ap.grolier.com/article?assetid=atb006b10>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Richard M. Nixon Boards the White House Helicopter for the very last time.&quot; Historical Documents . 09 Aug 1974. HistoricalDocuments.com. 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.historicaldocuments.com/RichardNixonHelicopter.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Richard Nixon Picture and Biography.&quot; Presidents . 2008. VisitingDC.com. 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.visitingdc.com/images/richard-nixon-picture.jpg>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Vietnam War.&quot; Infoplease . 2007. Columbia University. 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0850869.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Vietnam War Overview.&quot; VietnamWar . 2007. VietnamWar.com. 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.vietnamwar.com/overview.htm>. </li></ul>

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