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Name: ___________________________ Per: ____
American Cultures 6.0
Chapter 29: Nixon and the Vietnam War
Nixon and Vietnam
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Claimed to have “secret” plan to end the war
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Paris Peace talks began in May 1968 – no agreement
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_________________________ – replaces American troops with South Vietnamese
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By 1972 U.S. troop strength is down to 24,000
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Secretly orders bombing in _________________________ – follows with ground forces
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Goal was to eliminate communist camps used to attack American troops in Vietnam
Kent State
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Students at Kent State in ___________________ burn ROTC building during protests
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Governor ordered National Guard on campus
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Students throw rocks and try to get National Guard to react
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___________________________________________ - 4 students dead and 9 wounded
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Nation remained deeply divided
Withdrawal
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January 1973 all sides sign formal agreement in Paris ending the war = ____________________
1. U.S. would withdraw troops in __________________________
2. All POW’s would be released
3. End of military activities in ____________________________
4. ___________________________ would divide nation
Name: ___________________________ Per: ____
American Cultures 6.0
Chapter 29: Nixon and the Vietnam War
Aftermath
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American _________________________________ended in ______________
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Spring of 1975 South is ______________________ by North Vietnamese
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U.S. carries out last minute ______________________________ at embassy in Saigon
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April 30th, 1975 = South Vietnam surrenders
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Vietnam becomes a __________________________ under a communist government
Southeast Asia
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Laos and Cambodia also become communist
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Rest of region does not fall to “domino theory”
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Communist leader of Cambodia, Pol Pot, kills at least 1.5 million people who supported the United States
during the Vietnam War
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Many Vietnamese fled nation by boat – many come to U.S.
Legacy of War
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___________________ Americans dead and __________________wounded
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Many soldiers felt their service in the war was ____________________________
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In many ways nation remained divided
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One of the longest and ________________________________ wars in U.S. History
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