Chapter 19:The Vietnam War Years
Section 1: Moving Toward Conflict pp. 654-661

Name____________________________

Main Idea:

To stop the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the United States used its military to support South Vietnam

Objectives:

  • Summarize Vietnam's history as a French Colony and its struggle for independance
  • Examine how the United States became involved in the Vietnam conflict
  • Describe the expansion of U.S. military involvement under President Johnson

People, places and terms:

Ho Chi Mihn


Vietmihn


domino theory


Dien Bien Phu


Geneva Accords


Ngo Dihn Diem


Vietcong


Ho Chi Mihn Trail


Tonkin Gulf Resolution

 

Questions:

Why did Ho Chi Mihnlead a resistancemovement against France?

 

How and why did the United States support France's Vietnam War effort?

 

Why did the United States support canceling elections?

 

Why was the Diem regime so unpopular? 3 things

 

How did the Tonkin Gulf Resolution lead to greater U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War?

 

What tactics did the United States adopt to fight the Vietcong?

 

Why is Vietnam a "cold war" ?