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11 Vietnam Part 2

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11 Vietnam Part 2

  1. 1. Vietnam Part 2 Objective: Cover the end of the Vietnam War
  2. 2. TET Offensive <ul><li>Tet is a Lunar new year </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide attacks on all major cities and military bases by Viet Cong </li></ul><ul><li>Tet offensive broke the American people’s will to fight </li></ul>
  3. 3. Carlos Hathcock <ul><li>Marine Sniper </li></ul><ul><li>93 confirmed kills </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 Probable kills </li></ul><ul><li>Nickname White Feather </li></ul><ul><li>Longest sniper shot is over 1.5 miles with a 50 cal machine gun </li></ul>
  4. 4. Richard Nixon <ul><li>Promises Americans peace with honor </li></ul><ul><li>Starts a program called Vietnamization were Vietnamese would do more of the fighting </li></ul><ul><li>Kent State Ohio during protest 4 students shot to death </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anti War Protest
  6. 6. Nixon <ul><li>Congress repeals Tonkin Resolution ends Presidents power to wage war in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>1969 Nixon sends Kissinger to negotiate peace deal </li></ul><ul><li>Paris 1973 agreement reached </li></ul><ul><li>US withdraws in 2 months </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange all POWs </li></ul>
  7. 7. End of the WAR <ul><li>After US withdraws North invades South </li></ul><ul><li>South Vietnamese last two more years </li></ul><ul><li>Saigon Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Last American out April 30, 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1 million flee the invading communist horde </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results of War <ul><li>First war U.S. lost </li></ul><ul><li>3 million served </li></ul><ul><li>58,000 KIA </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 MIA </li></ul><ul><li>150 billion spent </li></ul><ul><li>War Powers Act passed by Congress limits President’s power to make war </li></ul><ul><li>Domino Theory was wrong </li></ul>

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