Ho Chi Minh Dbq

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The rise of communism in the USSR and China sparked fears in the American government. The U.S. learned of a new power rising in North Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh who wanted to gain control of the South making all of Vietnam communist. Through Eisenhower’s tactics (which ran poorly) America lost many of its troops. The domino effect ran through the predecessors of Eisenhower who wanted to continue in his ways. However, each President proved that their policies were faulty and could not withstand the powerful rulings of Ho Chi Minh and the skillful North Vietnamese military. Eisenhower, at first, did not bring in any American troops to help in the Dien Bien Phu War. However, as the French gained possession of South Vietnam, Eisenhower’s determination …show more content…
By July of 1965, over a half million American troops were in the battle which angered the American people only because LBJ did not address this decision to them. All LBJ wanted to do was to continue what his predecessors were trying to accomplish which was bring Saigon and all of Southeast Asia into peace and make them an ally with America. However, when America entered the war, they were not prepared for how powerful the Vietnamese were, especially in North Vietnam. The Vietnamese took advantage of their forests hiding the troops, bases, and supplies in the jungle. America fought back, though, bombing North Vietnam using “orange bombs” or Napalm bombs which destroyed most of North Vietnam supplies and killing many people (information my father told me). However, America did not think of this tactic until after their first attempts at bombing North Vietnam was …show more content…
LBJ, at first, did not want to engage in battle, but ultimately did because of invasion from North Vietnam into the South. When Nixon stepped into office, he wanted to continue bombing around North Vietnam and into Cambodia. Each policy that each President brought to the table seemed to only work for a little bit, but the Vietnamese military proved the stronger out of the two armies. The U.S., after signing the treaty on January 27, 1973, had agreed to remove their troops which, in turn, led to the North Vietnamese to gain control of the south and bring communism to all of

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