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Vietnam War

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Study Guide for Exam 3 - the Vietnam War Era
Why did the US become involved in Vietnam?
The Vietnam War was the longest war ever fought by the United States. It lasted more than 15 years, from 1959 to 1975. It was also the first war that the United States lost.
The United States entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. American leaders feared that Communist forces would gain control of Vietnam. After that, nation after nation might fall to Communism. This was known as the
Domino Theory.
Vietnam had been split in half in 1954, after fighting a war to gain independence from France. The 1956 Peace Accords with France had divided Vietnam in half.
When French forces withdrew, Vietnamese Communists gained control of North Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh was the leader of the North Vietnamese Communists.
The United States supported it in order to keep the Communists from taking control of all of Vietnam.
A music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held on a 600-acre dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969, 43 miles from the town of Woodstock, New York.

During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
Woodstock - August, 1969
Fast Facts:
• No incidents of violence occurred at the Woodstock festival.

• Most of the 80 arrests at Woodstock were made on drug charges involving LSD, amphetamines and heroin.

• Marijuana smokers, estimated to be the majority of the audience, were not arrested at Woodstock.

• Three accidental deaths were reported at Woodstock.

• The organizers of the festival estimated expenses, to be covered by admissions fees, at $750,000. The crush of spectators, however, caused ticket-taking to be abandoned. They spent $2.5 million while collecting only $1.5 million.

• Acts at Woodstock included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The festival featured 33 musical acts

• Janis Joplin was paid was paid $7,500 at Woodstock.
The Gulf of Tonkin incident
On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox radioed it was under attack from three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats. A sea battle resulted. The outcome was the passage by Congress of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which granted President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to assist any Southeast Asian country whose government was considered to be jeopardized by "communist aggression". The resolution served as Johnson's legal justification for deploying U.S. conventional forces and the commencement of open warfare against North Vietnam.
What you should understand for the exam
Created by Terry Mullin, Adjunct
MS Accounting, MBA, MS Information Systems, EdD-ABD
Heartland Community College, Normal, IL 61761
Civil Rights Act of 1964
A landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States[1] that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations").
Richard Nixon's main interest had long been international affairs. In 1968, he traveled to China and also established détente with the USSR. Perhaps his greatest achievement was opening lines of communication and trade with the People's Republic of China. Within weeks of his successful China trip, Nixon was in Moscow negotiating the Strategic Arms Limitations Agreement (SALT) to reduce the chance of nuclear war. Nixon also established links with Egypt and Israel.
Vietnam War images
The Animals, We Got to Get Out of This Place
Summer of '69
Woodstock Protest Song

Country Joe and the Fish
Kent State Shooting
May 4th, 1970
Actual Footage and Images

Fish Cheer & I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag
(Caution: contains adult language)
The DominoTheory
Sounds of 60's
Click below to watch/hear
the music
My Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company. Victims included women, men, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies were later found to be mutilated. Only Second Lieutenant William Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but only served three and a half years under house arrest. The massacre also increased domestic opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Three U.S. servicemen who had tried to halt the massacre and protect the wounded were initially denounced by several U.S. Congressmen as traitors.
My Lai Massacre
Help, Beatles
Touch Me, Doors
Nights in White Satin,
Moody Blues
Magic Carpet Ride,
White Room, Cream
If you're going to San Francisco, Scott McKenzie
This song was the National Anthem for the Hippie Movement and the opening song for this presentation
Sadly, Scott died 2 years ago
Other songs you may enjoy listening to..
What a Wonderful World, Louie Armstrong
Bad Moon Rising, CCR
Yellow River, Christie
The Letter, Doors
Richard M. Nixon
Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. Yet the Memorial itself is dedicated to honor the "courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country" of all who answered the call to serve during the longest war in U.S. history.
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