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The End of the War and Its Legacy Work with your neighbor and use your note/textbook to state the causes of the following events: 1.Nixon adopts a policy.

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1 The End of the War and Its Legacy Work with your neighbor and use your note/textbook to state the causes of the following events: 1.Nixon adopts a policy of Vietnamization 2.My Lai massacre shocks Americans 3.Nixon orders invasion of Cambodia 4.First student strike in US history occurs 5.Congress repeals the Tonkin Gulf Resolution 6.The “Christmas bombings” take place 7.South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam 8.Vietnam veterans receive a could homecoming 9.Cambodia erupts into civil war 10.Congress passes the War Powers Act 11.The draft is abolished 12.Many Americans lose faith in their government

2 The End of the War and Its Legacy 1.Nixon adopts a policy of Vietnamization To replace US troops w/ S Viet troops; establish “peace with honor” 2.My Lai massacre shocks Americans 200 innocent Viet murdered by US soldiers 3.Nixon orders invasion of Cambodia To remove Viet & Vietcong supply centers from Cambodia 4.First student strike in US history occurs To protest the invasion of Cambodia 5.Congress repeals the Tonkin Gulf Resolution To protest Nixon’s bombing and invasion of Cambodia w/o notifying Congress; to gain greater Congressional control over US policy in Vietnam 6.The “Christmas bombings” take place To force a negotiated peace settlement

3 The End of the War and Its Legacy 7.South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam N Viet full-scale invasion of S Viet and the capture of Saigon; no US troops there to prevent the North’s victory 8.Vietnam veterans receive a could homecoming Americans very torn and bitter about the war 9.Cambodia erupts into civil war US invasion of Cambodia 10.Congress passes the War Powers Act Curb the president’s war-making powers 11.The draft is abolished It was extremely unpopular 12.Many Americans lose faith in their government Pentagon papers; My Lai massacare; gov’ts response at Kent State; Nixon administration’s lying; Watergate scandal


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