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1 Vietnam War EISENHOWER, KENNEDY, JOHNSON, NIXON

2 CAUSES : Containment The Domino Theory Fear of the spread of Communism French military failure The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

3 The Gulf of Tonkin incident 1964 Congress gave President Johnson powers to take “all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States to prevent further aggression” Blank check to wage undeclared war

4 CONSEQUENCES : Dissent and protest Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Draft Dodgers Distrust of the American Government Moratorium

5 Moratorium:1969 largest demonstration in US history with an estimated 20 to 30 million people involved Supporters wore black armbands to signify their dissent and paid tribute to American personnel killed in the war since 1961

6 Cause or Consequence ? Dissent and protest CONSEQUENCE

7 Cause or Consequence ? The Domino Theory CAUSE

8 Cause or Consequence ? Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) CONSEQUENCE

9 Cause or Consequence ? Fear of the spread of Communism CAUSE

10 Cause or Consequence ? Draft dodgers CONSEQUENCE

11 Cause or Consequence ? Distrust of the American government CONSEQUENCE

12 Cause or Consequence ? French military failure CAUSE

13 Cause or Consequence ? Containment CAUSE

14 Cause or Consequence ? Moratorium CONSEQUENCE


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