The Vietnam Era


began after the Cold War Era. North and South
Vietnam were created in 1954. Ho Chi Minh was the communist leader of
North Vietnam.
The Brown vs. Topeka case was in 1954. It was the case that ended
legal segregation in America education systems. Thurgood Marshall won the
Brown vs. Topeka case and eventually became the first black man on the
Supreme Court.
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream," speech was in 1963.
John F. Kennedy sent advisors called the "Green Beret" into Vietnam
to train and stop communism. America was afraid of the domino effect, that
was the idea of when communism starts it will spread like cancer to other
countries. The Gulf of Tonkin was the incident that made ...

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bringing the war up close and personal. Americans were seeing their
American GIs being killed.
The Tet Offense was a U.S. victory in the field. It was a major
loss at home and became the turning point battle of the war. The U.S.
military lost American home backing. Americans turned against the war
because it was not part of "our" problems. American soldiers were being
killed because we were trying to solve their problems.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both assassinated
in 1968.
Kent State University was the site where protesting college
students were ordered to be killed by guardsmen. the students were
protesting the war. My Lai was the site of a village of women and children
massacred by U.S. troops.
the main method of fighting was called search and destroy. The V.C.
were a communist opposing group in the South. They had begun attacks on
the Diem Government. Helicopters were the real work horses of the war for
the U.S.
In 1974 the war ended for ...

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