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  • 1. THE GREAT SOCIETY,BEGINNING OF VIETNAM

2. COUNTRY BUMPKIN BORN IN 1908 IN JOHNSON CITY, TEXAS ORIGINALLY TEACHER-DEMOCRAT APPOINTED SECRETARY TO SENATOR KLEIBERGIN 1931 DEMOCRAT 3. POLITICALLY FUELED SHOWERED IN COMMUNAL BATHROOMS 4X A DAY TO MEET MORE CONNECTIONS. APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF TEXASNATIONAL YOUTH ADMINISTRATION-1935 1937-ELECTED HOUSE OR REPS INCUMBENT SUDDENLY DIED! 4. FIRST CONGRESSMAN TO VOLUNTEER FORWORLD WAR 2 ELECTED SENATOR IN 1949 ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT IN 1960ALONGSIDE JOHN F. KENNEDY 5. NOVEMBER 27, 1963 PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED LYNDON JOHNSON TAKES OATH OF OFFICEON AIR FORCE ONE LBJ PRESIDENCY 6. FOCUS ACTIVITY YOU ARE THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEDSTATES AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEENASSASSINATED, YOU MUST NOW TAKE OVER ASPRESIDENT, HOW DO YOU PREPARE TO LEADMOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? LIST 3-5 THINGS YOU WOULD DO FROM MOSTIMPORTANT TO LEAST IMPORTANT 7. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 CONTINUED FROM KENNEDY AND PASSED IN 1964-OUTLAWED SEGREGATION VOTING RIGHTS ACT-1965 GUARANTEED ALL CITIZENS, INCLUDING BLACKS, THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ALL STATES. NO BARRIERS TO VOTING 8. Lyndon Johnsons Presidency Elected President again in 1964 Established The Great Society 9. HIGHER EDUCATION ACT: ESTABLISHED SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOW INTEREST LOANS FOR POOR STUDENTS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ED. ACT ESTABLISHED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEDICARE ACT PROVIDED FEDERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR ELDERLY 10. MODEL CITIES ACT: GAVE 1.2 BILLION TO IMPROVE HOUSING AND EDUCATION IN INNER CITIES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBANDEVELOPMENT PROVIDES FUNDS AND RESOURCES FOR HOMEBUYERS AND COMMNUNITY GROUPS 11. UNITED STATES ENTERED VIETNAMDURING WORLD WAR 2 HELPED THE FRENCH COLONIZEINDOCHINA FRENCH FOUGHT THE VIET-MINH FORCONTROL OF INDOCHINA 1945-1954 12. FRENCH WERE LOSING THE WAR AGAINSTTHE VIET MINH PLAYED THE SOVIET COMMUNISM CARD U.S. GAVE AID TO THE FRENCH TO HELPFIGHT THE VIET-MINH FRENCH STILL SUFFERED A HUGE LOSS 13. Vietnam is locatedon the East coastof a region calledIndochina It borders Cambodia Thailand Laos 14. NORTH VIETNAM-COMMUNISTLED BY HO CHI MINHVIET-CONG ARMYWho is Ho Chi-MinhSOUTH VIETNAM: NON-COMMUNISTLED BY NGO DINH DIEMVIET-MINH ARMYOVERALL, THIS WAS A FIGHT TOCONTAIN COMMUNISM ININDOCHINA! 15. NOVEMBER 1, 1963 Causes of U.S. in Vietnam SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEADER NGO DINH-DIEM EXECUTED NORTH VIETNAMESE QUICKLY POUNDEDSOUTH VIETNAM SOUTH VIETNAM CALLS FOR U.S. AID 16. JOHNSON CAMPAIGNED DURING THE 1964ELECTION THAT HE WOULD NOT FIGHT INVIETNAM KENNEDY BELIEVED IN THE DOMINOTHEORY IF ONE COUNTRY FALLS TO COMMUNISM THEY ALL WILL FALL. 17. COMMUNIST WERE NOT JUST IN NORTHVIETNAM INSURGENCE IN SOUTH VIETNAM WEREALSO COMMUNIST I.E. DEATH OF DIEM FIGHTING WAS OCCURRING BETWEENSVA, NVA AND NOW SVA INSURGENTS. 18. DUE TO SOUTH VIETNAM INSURGENTS PRESIDENT JOHNSON DECIDES TOMILITARIZE THE U.S. EMBASSY IN SOUTHVIETNAM MILITARIZE: TO MAKE READY FOR WAR OR ATTACK 19. GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR APPOINTED TO U.S. EMBASSY PUSHES FOR TROOP INCREASE 700-15,000 OVER ONE YEAR THIS MARKED HOW INFLUENTIAL THEMILITARY WAS IN THE ADMINISTRATION 20. GENERAL WESTMORELAND TAKES OVER THEREIGNS OF THE AMERICAN FORCES U.S. NAVY IS NOW STATIONED IN THE GULFOF TONKIN EAST OF VIETNAM AUGUST 2, 1964 USS. MADDOX CAME UNDER FIRE FROM NORTHVIETNAMESE PT BOAT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmxfCvO7lA&feature=related 21. AUGUST 7 ,1964 CONGRESS PASSED THE GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION JOHNSON RECEIVED A BLANK CHECK TOSPEND AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO SECUREUS. FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. Gulf of Tonkin 22. THE GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTIONALLOWED FOR U.S. TROOPS TO ENTERVIETNAMJOHNSON SENT OVER 100,000 TROOPS TOVIETNAM IN 1965.QUESTION AT HAND:WOULD U.S. TROOPS BE ABLE TO FIGHT INTHE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM? 23. NORTH VIETNAM: SAME OLD TYPE OF JUNGLE FIGHTING WAR JUST LIKE THE FRENCH THEY ALL WILL DIE AND WE WILL BE UNITED AND FREE! SOUTH VIETNAM/UNITED STATES: SOUTH VIETNAM FLOODED WITH COMMUNIST U.S. FIGHTING TO CONTAIN COMMUNISM 24. NORTH VIETNAMESE ATTACK PLAN STRONG WILL TO FIGHT ABILITY TO STAND LONG WAR HIT AND RUN TACTICS/NO ABILITY TO FIGHT LARGE BATTLES UNITED STATES/SOUTH VIETNAMESE: BOMB NVA TARGETS ERODE THE POPULATION LIKE WORLD WAR 2 25. 1965 UNITED STATES DID 2 MAJOR THINGS SENT 200,00 TROOPS INTO VIETNAM STARTED BOMBING NORTH VIETNAM THE UNITED STATES ALLIES OR NOT? UNITED STATES CALLED IN OTHER NATIONS NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, SOUTHKOREA, THAILAND THE WAR WAS NOW INTERNATIONAL 26. FIRST ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN U.S. ANDNORTH VIETNAMESE TWO PART BATTLE IN NOVEMBER 1965 AMERICANS USED AIR ARTILLERY AND ASUSTAINED ATTACK OVER TO HOLD OFFTHE NORTH VIETNAMESE 27. FORCES WERE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE LADRANG VALLEY LA DRANG MEANS RIVER EACH PLATOON HAD TO SETUP A LANDING ZONETO FLY TROOP AND BODIES IN AND OUT 28. CASUALTIES WERE VERY HIGH FOR THEUNITED STATES DURING THIS TIME AVERAGE DAILY LOSS FOR THE U.S. WAS150-200 MEN PER DAY. BATTLE LASTED 3 DAYS UNITED STATES OVERTOOK NORTHVIETNAMESE STRONG HOLD 29. Bruce Snake Shit Crandall and Ed Too TallJones received the Medal of Honor Medi-Vac Pilots who flew men in and out of the battle for 2 days straight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfl0eR6woXc 30. SHOULD IT BE LEGAL IN WARFARE FORCOUNTRIES TO ATTACK OTHER COUNTRIESDURING HOLIDAYS? WHY OR WHY NOT? GIVE AN EXAMPLE OR TWO OR THREE 31. JANUARY 31, 1968 VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR CALLED TET COMMUNIST FORCES UNLEASHEDMASSIVE ATTACKS ON U.S. POSITIONS UTTER SHOCK CAME OVER THE U.S. 32. TET OFFENSIVE WAS TELEVISED NIGHTLY INTHE U.S.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1vJqTN-qVI AMERICANS THOUGHT U.S. WAS HANDLINGTHE VIETCONG SCENES CAUSED EXTREME PROTEST IN THEU.S. JOHNSON DID NOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN1968 33. REPUBLICANS NOMINATED RICHARD NIXON DEMOCRATS NOMINATED HUBERT HUMPHREY GEORGE WALLACE-INDEPENDENT NIXON NARROWLY WON! 34. RICHARD NIXONS FIRST PRIORITY WAS TOEXTRICATE SOLDIERS OUT OF VIETNAM INCREASED BOMBING OF CAMBODIA, NORTH VIETNAM, LAOS GOAL: PUT PRESSURE ON BOTH SIDES TO STOP FIGHTING 35. EVENT #1 PENTAGON PAPERS-1970 SHOWED THAT U.S. GOVERNMENT WASMASSACRING VIETNAMESE DURING THE WAR EVENT #2 KENT STATE SHOOTING NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS SHOT AND KILLED 4STUDENTS DURING PROTEST 36. RICHARD NIXON WAS RE-ELECTED IN 1972 JANUARY 27, 1973 NORTH VIETNAM AND UNITED STATES REACHED A PEACE AGREEMENT IN 1975, NORTH VIETNAM OVERTOOK SOUTHVIETNAM U.S. HAD SUFFERED THEIR FIRST DEFEAT IN WAR 37. AMERICANS KILLED 58,174 AMERICANS WOUNDED 304,000 COST: $150 BILLION AVERAGE AGE OF SOLDIER KILLED: 23 YOUNGEST: 16