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Vietnam War. Chapter 22 Section 1. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnSUBFEHmB0 1950 French Indochina War France = trying to gain control back in Vietnam America Supports France Massive economic aide France ruled Vietnam Laos Cambodia Restricted freedom of speech = jailed nationalists.
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Vietnam WarChapter 22Section 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnSUBFEHmB0
  • 1950
  • French Indochina War
  • France = trying to gain control back in Vietnam
  • America Supports France
  • Massive economic aide
  • France ruled
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Restricted freedom of speech = jailed nationalists
  • BeginningRevolutionaries fled to China
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Created the Indochinese Communist Party
  • Returned home with help
  • Vietminh
  • Organization who wanted independence from France
  • VietnamFrance not giving up
  • Ho Chi Minh fights from the North
  • Truman send $15 million to France
  • Next 4 years U.S. pays for much of the war = $1 Billion
  • France Battle VietminhBattle of DienVienPhu
  • French forced to surrender - May 1954
  • Countries meet to decide the fate of Vietnam
  • Peace agreement
  • Geneva Accords
  • Temporarily divide Vietnam
  • 17thparallel
  • Ho Chi Minhcontrolled the north = Capital Hanoi
  • Diem controlled the south = Capital Saigon
  • Elections to be held 1956
  • Drive out the FrenchUS aides South Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh winning support from the North
  • Land redistributing to Peasants
  • National Hero
  • Diem refused to take part in elections
  • Not holding up his part of bargain
  • Corrupt government
  • Suppressed opposition
  • Angered Buddhists = restricted practices
  • U.S. Steps In1957
  • Vietcong
  • Communist opposition group in the South
  • Attack Diem’s government
  • Assassinating thousands
  • Supported by Ho Chi Minh
  • Suppling arms
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Cont.Kennedy increases aide
  • Troops sent to train the South
  • 1963 = 16,000
  • Diem’s popularity plummets
  • Corruption
  • Moved villagers
  • Attacks intensified on Buddhism
  • Killed 100+
  • Destroyed temples
  • Monks burn themselves in protest
  • November 1, 1963
  • U.S. supported military coup
  • Diem assassinated
  • KennedyKennedy was going to withdraw
  • Johnson escalates U.S. role in the war
  • Diem’s death brings more chaos
  • Unstable
  • Vietcong’s influence grows in the South
  • JohnsonAugust 2, 1964
  • American destroyer fired upon by North Vietnamese
  • USS Maddox
  • Returned fire
  • 2 days later reported more enemy torpedoes
  • U.S. destroyers began firing
  • Johnson retaliates
  • Launching bombing strikes on North Vietnam
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution
  • Gave Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam
  • Blank Check
  • Operation Rolling Thunder
  • 1965 = 50,000
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution
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