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What was the Vietnam War?

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Juan Galindo

on 20 May 2016

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Transcript of What was the Vietnam War?

What was the Vietnam War?
The Vietnam War was between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and smaller countries. North and South Vietnam were in war for a long time. Then the U.S got in the fight and France got in the fight and then France got Vietnam as a colony.
1.Agent Orange(noun)-a powerful herbicide and defoliant containing trace amounts of dioxin, a toxic impurity suspected of causing serious health problems, including cancer and genetic damage, in some persons exposed to it and birth defects in their offspring:
2.Communist(noun)-a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist
4.gook(noun)-a term used to refer to a

5.hawk(noun)-a person who supports the Vietnam War
6.tunnel rats(noun)-soldiers who explored the dangerous network of tunnels that have been dug and used by the Viet Cong
7.hootch(noun)-a place to live; a soldier’s living quarters or a Vietnamese hut

Primary Source#1
This source helps me because you can see picture of the Vietnam war and the U.S soldiers, and what they did in the war.
Primary Source #1
Title:Teaching With Documents:
The War in Vietnam -
A Story in Photographs

Source: https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/vietnam-photos/

Primary Source #2
It helps understand that the President of the United States talked with the president of Vietnam. He says that he has been following the developments of Vietnam. He says that they want to aid Vietnam.
Primary Source #2
Title:Eisenhower to Ngo Dinh Diem
Source http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/psources/ps_eisenhower.html
Primary Source #3
This source helps me understand that people used to use tanks so they can win wars. Also how they use them so that they can win.
Primary Source #3
Title: A tank

Source: https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/vietnam-photos/images/marines-on-tank.gif
Implications of Event
The total amount of of people that died was 30 to 50% of people that died between both sides. They both had about 500,000 people and in total was 1,000,000 people on both sides and 30 to 50% of people died. 58,220 americans died during the vietnam war. 58,193 vietnam people had
Implications Continued
died during the vietnam war. Vietnam was split into two different places. North and South Vietnam
Interesting Facts
1.Vietnam was under the rule of the Chinese for about 1 thousand years.
2. The Vietnam War lasted for 20 years. It is the longest war in the U.S history.

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