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Le Loi
Vietnamese military leader
Ho Chi Minh
a world wanderer and man of many names
Vietminh
League for the Independence of Vietnam
Domino Theory
"You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is a certainty that it will go over very quickly."
Ngo Dinh Diem
former government official under the French
Vietcong
members of the National Liberation Front
Robert S. McNamara
Secretary of Defense in 1963
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
gave the president authority to take "all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States."
Escalation
buildup of US military forces in vietnam
Operation Rolling Thunder
bombing campaign against military targets in the North
Ho Chi Minh Trail
network of jungle paths
Defoliants
chemicals that strip the land of vegetation
Search-And-Destroy Missions
attempted to drive the Vietcong from their hideouts
Pacification
when security forces were not enough they moved the residents to secure locations and then burned the villages
Doves
people who opposed the war
Hawks
people who supported the war's goals
Students for a Democratic Society
the movement that attracted a broad range of people for the Antiwar Movement
J. William Fulbright
head of the Foreign Relations Committee
Tet Offensive
will bring down South Vietnam's government
William Westmoreland
commander of US forces in Vietnam
Eugene McCarthy
critic of the war
Robert F. Kennedy
brother of JFK and former US attorney general
Richard J. Daley
the mayor of Chicago
George Wallace
ran as a candidate of the newly formed American Independent Party
Henry Kissinger
Nixon's foreign-policy adviser
Vietnamization
involved turning over the fighting to the south vietnamese while gradually pulling out US troops
Le Duc Tho
Henry Kissinger met secretly in Paris
Kent State shootings
shooting at Kent State
Pentagon Papers
documents that revealed that the government had frequently misled the American people about the course of the war
George McGovern
Senator of South Dakota
Twenty-sixth Amendment
lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
Le Ly Hayslip
a survivor of the Vietnam War
War Powers Act
reaffirms Congress's constitutional right to declare war by setting a 60-day limit on the presidential commitment of US troops to foreign conflicts
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
an attempt to heal divisions
Maya Ying Lin
designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial