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The Vietnam Era

  • Potsdam Agreement

    Potsdam Agreement
    After the Second World War, and the Tehran, Casablanca and Yalta Conferences, the Allies by the Berlin Declaration of June 5th, 1945 had assumed supreme authority over Germany. In the Three Power Conference of Berlin (formal title of the Potsdam Conference) from 17 July to 2 August 1945, they agreed to and adopted the Protocol of the Proceedings, August l, 1945, signed at Cecilienhof Castle in Potsdam.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    It was the speculation that if one nation fell to communism, then others would also fall.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. It was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The guerilla warfare tactics used in this war were atrocious. The war was widely protested and the popular sentiment was against the war.
  • OPEC

    Middle Eastern oil company that in response to US support of Israel in 1973, placed embargoes on US oil shipments
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    it was a policy enacted to right the wrongs of the discrimination of the past by increasing representation in employment and education for minorities and women.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-73) became the 36th president of the United States following the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). Upon taking office, Johnson, a Texan who had served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, launched an ambitious slate of progressive reforms aimed at alleviating poverty and creating what he called a "Great Society" for all Americans.
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    The programs have been scrutinized for possessing programs that could lead to lack of motivation to find enduring work.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    The Gulf of Tonkin was the incident that LBJ used to start the Vietnam war. Later the incident was found out to be a fraud. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution increased presidential Powers for war options.
  • Federal Housing Authority

    Federal Housing Authority
    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is a United States government agency created as part of the National Housing Act of 1934. It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying. The goals of this organization are to improve housing standards and conditions, provide an adequate home financing system through insurance of mortgage loans, and to stabilize the mortgage market.
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program's services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    Television war coverage gave a lot of momentum to it. The majority of people supported the effort of the Anti-War movement.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    It began on January 30th when the South Vietnamese National Liberation Force simultaneously attacked a number of targets, many with a high concentration of U.S. Troops.
  • Roy Benavidez

    Roy Benavidez
    A soldier from Texas, won the congressional Medal of honor and saved the lives of fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War.
  • Abby Hoffman

    Abby Hoffman
    Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Hoffman came to prominence in the 1960s, and continued practicing his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of that era.
  • Vietnamization

    An attempt to empower and equip the South Vietnamese Army in an effort to pull some American forces out of Vietnam.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    The ruling stated that freedom of speech and free expression were rights protected for students in US public schools.
  • Draft

    Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service, also called the draft. THe use of the draft during the Vietnam War was widely unpopular and many resisted it.
  • Chicano Mural Movement

    Chicano Mural Movement
    It began in 1960 Mexican- AMerican barrios thorughout the southwest as artists began using the walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and churches to depict and celebrate Mexican-American culture
  • Escalation

    LBJ escalted the war by invading Cambodia.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    It was passed because 18 yr olds were being drafted into war, yet they could not vote.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    made it illegal to deny participation in activities funded with federal funds on the basis of gender.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    It has been disagreed upon by US Presidents since 1973 due to the fact they feel it is unconstitutional and restricts the presidential power to send troops into combat.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon (1913-94), the 37th U.S. president, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. Nixon stepped down in 1974, halfway through his second term, rather than face impeachment over his efforts to cover up illegal activities by members of his administration in the Watergate scandal.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    It occured when the last American helicopter lieft on April, 30 1975. Communist forces took control of the city, and many evacuated by eventually becoming known as "Boat People".

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