Goal 11
A. Radio & TV in 1950s:
spread information and
increased advertising.
B. Sputnik:
first satellite launched into
orbit by t...
E. John Glenn:
first man to orbit the
earth (1962)
F. Neil Armstrong:
first man to walk on the
moon (1964)
G. Computers:
Began to be present in the
government - Silicon Valley
California became an
important hub for high-tech
deve...
A. Domino theory:
the idea that if one
country fell to
communism, another
and another would fall
after that.
B. Ho Chi Minh:
Leader of Northern
Vietnam
C. Gulf of Tonkin
Resolution:
gave the president
expanded powers to
conduct war in Vietnam.
D. Robert McNamara:
Sec. of State for Kennedy
who established US
strategy in Vietnam
E. Agent Orange and
Napalm:
were chemical weapons
used in the Vietnam War
F. Tet Offensive:
turning point of the
Vietnam conflict when
the US decides they do
not want to fight
anymore after a seri...
G. My Lai Incident:
American troops killed
400 women and children.
H. Vietnamization:
switching out US troops
for Vietnamese.
I. Kent State and
Jackson State:
students were killed by
the national guard while
protesting the Vietnam
War.
J. 26th Amendment:
18 year olds have the
right to vote.
K. Paris Peace Accords:
the US withdrew from
the war in 1973.
L. War Powers Act
(1973):
congress limited powers
to conduct war.
M. Fall of Saigon, 1975:
the capital of the south
fell to the north. Vietnam
united and became
communist.
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New Technology and Vietnam

  1. 1. Goal 11
  2. 2. A. Radio & TV in 1950s: spread information and increased advertising. B. Sputnik: first satellite launched into orbit by the USSR. C. NASA: government agency created for space exploration D. National Defense Education Act: gave money to improve science and math in schools
  3. 3. E. John Glenn: first man to orbit the earth (1962) F. Neil Armstrong: first man to walk on the moon (1964)
  4. 4. G. Computers: Began to be present in the government - Silicon Valley California became an important hub for high-tech development. H. ICBMs: Intercontinental ballistic missiles; rockets invented to deliver bombs. I. Nuclear power: became popular in the 1960s as more people became concerned with the pollution associated with coal and gas.
  5. 5. A. Domino theory: the idea that if one country fell to communism, another and another would fall after that.
  6. 6. B. Ho Chi Minh: Leader of Northern Vietnam
  7. 7. C. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution: gave the president expanded powers to conduct war in Vietnam.
  8. 8. D. Robert McNamara: Sec. of State for Kennedy who established US strategy in Vietnam
  9. 9. E. Agent Orange and Napalm: were chemical weapons used in the Vietnam War
  10. 10. F. Tet Offensive: turning point of the Vietnam conflict when the US decides they do not want to fight anymore after a series of attacks by North Vietnam.
  11. 11. G. My Lai Incident: American troops killed 400 women and children.
  12. 12. H. Vietnamization: switching out US troops for Vietnamese.
  13. 13. I. Kent State and Jackson State: students were killed by the national guard while protesting the Vietnam War.
  14. 14. J. 26th Amendment: 18 year olds have the right to vote.
  15. 15. K. Paris Peace Accords: the US withdrew from the war in 1973.
  16. 16. L. War Powers Act (1973): congress limited powers to conduct war.
  17. 17. M. Fall of Saigon, 1975: the capital of the south fell to the north. Vietnam united and became communist.

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