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Roles Played by President Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in the

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Transcript of Roles Played by President Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in the

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Richard Milhous Nixon

Quiz
1. Which countries did Nixon allow illegal activities in?
2. How many U.S. troops did Johnson send to Vietnam?
3. What where the full names of the three U.S. presidents?
Major Figures
Presidents' Significance to the Vietnam War
Accomplishments of the Presidents'
Nixon expanded the scope of the war by allowing illegal military actions in Laos and Cambodia, as well as pulling out of Vietnam.
Kennedy sent U.S. "military advisors" to Vietnam, which marked the official involvement of the U.S.
In 1965 Johnson authorized the bombing of North Vietnam, however his plan failed, and in response he sent 500,000 U.S. troops to Vietnam.
With his program Vietnamization, Nixon withdrew U.S. troops, to hand authority back to the South Vietnamese.
By: Charley VanCamp, Michael Turner, Samuel Ayers
Presidents' Role in the Vietnam War
Interesting Facts
The U.S. never officially declared war against Vietnam, it should be named the Vietnam Conflict, not the Vietnam War.

Kennedy was the first president assassinated since the Civil War.

The Vietnam War is the longest war in U.S. history.

Duct Tape was used during the Vietnam War to repair helicopter rotor blades.

A ‘liquid land mine’ was invented during the Vietnam War, which was poured on the ground to form a mine, it self-deactivated in 4 days.
Kennedy: He tried to win the war in Vietnam by using only the South Vietnamese military, refused Americanization of the Vietnam War.

Johnson: Sent troops to Vietnam, as well as authorizing the bombing of North Vietnam by U.S. bombers.

Nixon: Withdrew U.S. troops from Vietnam, but continued the authorization of illegal activities in countries near Vietnam.
Roles Played by President Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in the Vietnam War.

Cites
http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/vietnamwar/terms.html
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/la-oe-goldstein22-2008nov22-story.html
http://www.shmoop.com/vietnam-war/lyndon-b-johnson.html
http://thevietnamwar.info/
Kennedy's constant refusal to "Americanize" the war led to sending over 16,000 training personal to assist the South Vietnamese.

After inheriting the war from Kennedy, Johnson poured more U.S. troops into Vietnam, his actions where because he did not want to be the first U.S. president to "lose a war".
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