Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Vietnam Era

No description
by

Stephanie Muson

on 17 May 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Vietnam Era

Here we go!
The Vietnam Era
Vietnam
After World War II, Vietnam gained its independence from France. The country was split into a Communist North Vietnam, and a democratic South Vietnam, just as Korea had been. Vietnam would suffer the same fate as Korea: a bloody civil war which would involve the UN and NATO nations.
1960
Ho Chi Minh takes control of North Vietnam. His goal is to reunite all of Vietnam under Communism, and redistribute all the land to the poor peasants throughout the country. Under his leadership, North Vietnamese forces invade South Vietnam.

Many South Vietnamese are attracted by Ho Chi Minh's ideas, and become loyal to the Communists. These South Vietnamese Communists become known as the Viet Cong. The stage is set for a bitter civil war.
1961
March, 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
August, 1964
Operation Rolling Thunder
Operation Rolling Thunder was initiated by President Johnson. Bombing raids were to take place on a regular basis. The plan was to destroy the North Vietnam economy and to force her to stop helping the communist fighters in the south. Bombing was also directed against territory controlled by the Vietnamese Communists (Vietcong) in South Vietnam. The plan was for Operation Rolling Thunder to last for eight weeks but it lasted for the next three years. In that time, the US dropped 1 million tons of bombs on Vietnam.
1965
Escalation
1965
"Eve of Destruction"
War & Protest
1965-1972
Fighting the War
1966
Protests at Home
1967
"For What It's Worth"
1968
The Tet Offensive
1968
Election of 1968
1968
"Revolution"
1969
Vietnamization
1969-1970
Cambodia
From the beginning of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Communists had used bases situated just inside the borders of neighboring Cambodia. In 1969, soon after becoming president, Richard Nixon gave permission for the bombing of Cambodia. The bombing failed to destroy the Vietnamese Communist bases and so in April, 1970, Nixon decided to send in troops to finish off the job.
1969
Draft Lottery
Each capsule in the bin represented a birthday. If your birthday was drawn, and you were born between 1944-1950, you were drafted. By the late 1960's, approximately 500,000 American soldiers were in Vietnam.
1970
Kent State Incident
"Ohio"
The war in Cambodia resulted in massive protests around the US
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=11259
Read all about the Watergate Scandal!
1972
1973
1973
Gerald R. Ford becomes President
1975
http://www.history.com/shows/vietnam-in-hd/videos/after-the-fall-of-saigon
Click on the below link for a video
The Fall of Saigon
1985
The Vietnam Memorial Wall is dedicated in Washington, DC.
Explore this website
http://www.thewall-usa.com/
1969
Woodstock
Jimi Hendrix was the last artist to play at the Woodstock festival. Can you hear the war as he plays the national anthem?
1967
The Summer of Love
The hippie movement offered an alternative lifestyle and philosophy. Rather than embrace the traditional values and politics of the US, the hippie counterculture preached love and freedom of personal choice. The Summer of Love celebrated counterculture life.
The End
Textbook reading
pages 921-923
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfj1bu_the-beatles-all-you-need-is-love-live-on-stage-agy_music
Click here for video!
Full transcript