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Title: American%20Government%20Chapter%2031:%20The%20Vietnam%20War


1
American Government Chapter 31 The Vietnam War
  • IV. The End of the War

2
Objectives
  • Learn how President Nixons policies led to
    American withdrawal from Vietnam.
  • Discover why President Nixon campaigned promising
    to restore law and order.
  • See what happened in Vietnam after the withdrawal
    of American forces.
  • Determine the legacy of the Vietnam War.

3
Bellringer
  • Is it possible for a United States President to
    continue a course of action strongly opposed by
    most of the American people?
  • In what ways can the people make their opinions
    known to the President?

4
How did President Nixons policies lead to
American withdrawal from Vietnam?
  • Paris Peace Talk Kissinger met in Paris
    secretly to end war
  • Withdrawing Troops Starting in June 1969 by
    1972 24,000 troops
  • Vietnamization let the South gradually take
    over the fighting
  • Attacked Cambodia because VC were attacking from
    there

5
Why did President Nixon campaign promising to
restore law and order?
  • Antiwar effort started getting violent
    Weathermen in Chicago attacked police on
    purpose
  • Silent Majority Nixon believed their was a
    large group of Americans for the war that were
    not protesting wanted their vote
  • Kent State and Jackson State college protest
    turned bloody when Guard and police fired on
    protesters end to violence

6
What happened in Vietnam after the withdrawal of
American forces?
  • US left in 1973 South Vietnam fell in 1975
  • US evacuated civilians until Saigon fell.
  • Vietnam became a single nations
  • Domino Theory Cambodia and Laos fell no more
  • boat people 1.5 million people left area by
    boat many came to US

7
What was the legacy of the Vietnam War?
  • 2,500 US POW and MIA - No parades -Cost US 150
    billion
  • More bombs fell on Vietnam than WWII
  • Vietnamese dead millions
  • 1994 no sanctions full trade status
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial built in 1982 21
    year old Maya Ying Lin
  • Black reflection, dead in order died

8
Review
  • How did President Nixons policies lead to
    American withdrawal from Vietnam?
  • Why did President Nixon campaign promising to
    restore law and order?
  • What happened in Vietnam after the withdrawal of
    American forces?
  • What was the legacy of the Vietnam War?
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