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  • Photograph 1
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  • Photograph 2
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  • Photograph 3
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  • Photograph 4
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  • Photograph 5
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfzjGSRaBE4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfzjGSRaBE4 Top 30 songs of 1960s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHDmrwzUOwo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHDmrwzUOwo 1960s fashion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF__TRVD3dQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF__TRVD3dQ Counter culture in 1960s
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  • Nixon Elected President Richard Nixon elected President in 1969 and started United States troop withdrawal However, the Vietnam Conflict is still raging with American troop involvement http://goodaker.com/myPictures/richard- nixon-picture.jpg
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  • Vietnamization Henry Kissinger National Security Adviser. Earned 3 Degrees from Harvard Vietnamization gradual withdrawal of US troops with having the South Vietnamese taking a more active roll in the Vietnam conflict Over next 3 years, troop withdrawl from 500,000 to 25,000
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  • Vietnamization http://www.olive- drab.com/images/nixon_arvn_civil_guard_tr aining_700.jpg http://carolynbaker.net/site/images/kissin ger.gif
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  • Major Events My Lai MassacreLt. Calley and his troops massacred innocent civilians in a small villageabout 200 women, children, and elderly men He was on a search and destroy mission
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  • My Lai Massacre http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlf iles/june2006/my_lai.jpg http://photos.travellerspoint.com/143081/m y-lai-calley.jpg
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  • Major Events Invasion of Cambodia Nixon secretly ordered a massive bombing campaign of Cambodia, Loas, and North Vietnam Goal Gain US clout during peace negotiations Result 1.5 million college students across 1,200 campuss began to protest
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  • Major Events Violence at Kent State University in Ohio Massive student protests led to burning of ROTC building National Guard called in and fired into the crowd killing 4 people Crowd was throwing rocks Does this constitute the military firing at the students?
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  • Kent State
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  • War comes to an End Americas longest War ends on March 29, 1973 American death toll: 58,000 Americans 303,000 Americans were wounded 1,724 MIA as of 2/20/10 http://edfromct.files.wordpress.com/2009/0 4/vietnam-memorial.jpg
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  • Compare to Iraq and Afghanistan Iraq Coalition Military Fatalities By Year YearUSUKOtherTotal 20034865341580 20048492235906 20058462328897 20068222921872 20079044710961 200831444322 200914910150 2010300030 Total44001791394718 Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities By YearUSUKOtherTotal 2001120012 20024931769 2003480957 2004521760 200599131131 2006983954191 20071174273232 20081555189295 200931610896520 20101414439224 Total10872894151791 http://www.icasualties.org/
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  • End of War in Vietnam 1975 Saigon collapses and South Vietnam surrenders to the North Vietnam is a United Country About 2 million South and North Vietnamese died http://www.findingdulcinea.com/docroot/d ulcinea/fd_images/news/on-this- day/April/Saigon-Falls-to-Vietcong--Ending- Vietnam-War/news/0/image.jpg
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  • Results in America War Powers Act American President must get Congresss consent if sending American troops in an area for more than 90 days Americans grew cynical of government Still present today Watergate
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  • Nixon Resigns http://scrapetv.com/ News/News%20Page s/Politics/images- 2/Richard-Nixon- leaving-white- house.jpg
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  • Exit Slip Please fill out on a separate piece of paper and hand in before you leave class 1. What role did the American media have in the Vietnam War? 2. Why did America lose the Vietnam War? 3. Do you feel the Vietnam War could have been won by America? Why or why not please explain.