The vietnam era

Unit 11: The Vietnam Era

  • Lydon B. Johnson

    Lydon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnsom was the 36th U.S. president and took office in 1963 and is remembered for his social reform measures.
  • Roy Benavidez

    Roy Benavidez
    Roy Benavidez was a Hispanics American in the U.S. Army.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States and he was best remembered as the only president who resigned from office. While he was still in office his first goal was reconciliation.
  • Federal Housig Authority

    Federal Housig Authority
    Basically the FHA is governament assistance to the unemplyoment in attempt to reduce poverty and homlessness.
  • Abbie Hoffman

    Abbie Hoffman
    American political activist Abbie Hoffman was born Nov. 30, 1936, in Worcester, Mass. He was active in the American civil rights movement before turning to protests of the Vietnam War and the American economic and political system. Hoffman's ethic was codified with the formal organization of the Yippies in January 1968. After he was arrested in 1973 on cocaine charges, Hoffman went underground.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    The War Powers Act of 1941, also known as the First War Powers Act, was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.
  • Postdam Agreement

    Postdam Agreement
    The Postdam Agreement was the Allied plan of tripartite military occupation and reconstruction of Germany.
  • Domino Theory

    Domino Theory
    The Domino Theory was a thory that stated if one nation becomes Communist-controlled the neighboring nations will also become Communist-controlled.
  • Affiremative Action

    Affiremative Action
    Affirmative action is one of the most effective tools for redressing the injustices caused by our nation's historic discrimination against people of color and women, and for leveling what has long been an uneven playing field
  • Chicano Movement

    Chicano Movement
    The Chicano movement was a cultural as well as a political movement, helping to construct new, transnational cultural identities and fueling a renaissance in expasion of the Mexican culture.
  • OPEC

    OPEC
    OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to stability in and shared control of petroleum
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    The HEAD Act is an organization that uses creativity to promote, initiate, and sustain innovation, education, and technology all over the world.
  • Gulf of Tokin

    Gulf of Tokin
    A clash between naval forces of the United States and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) in August 1964 marked a significant turning point in the Cold War struggle for Southeast Asia
  • Escalation

    Escalation
    The terms escalate became popular during the Vietnam War and refers to the United States' significantly increasing its involvement.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The real Tet Offensive occured on January 30, 1968. The North Vietnamese troops and Viet Cong forces attacked South Vietnam.
  • Anti-War Monement

    Anti-War Monement
    The movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began small among peace activists and leftist intellectuals on college campuses, but gained national prominence in 1965, after the United States began bombing North Vietnam in earnest. Anti-war marches and other protests, such as the ones organized by Students for a Democratic Society, attracted a widening base of support over the next three years, peaking in early 1968 after the successful Tet Offensive.
  • Grreat Society

    Grreat Society
    The Great Society was intending to end poverty, promote equality, improve education, rejuvenate cities, and protect the environment. This was created by President Lydon Johnson.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    During the Vietnam War, the U.S. program of turning over to the South Vietnamese government responsibility for waging the conflict, in order to implement withdrawal of U.S. military personnel.
  • Draft

    Draft
    A lottery drawing - the first since 1942 - was held on December 1, 1969, at Selective Service National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This event determined the order of call for induction during calendar year 1970, that is, for registrants born between January 1, 1944 and December 31, 1950. Reinstitution of the lottery was a change from the oldest first method, which had been the determining method for deciding order of call.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines

    Tinker v. Des Moines
    John and Mary Beth Tinker of Des Moines, Iowa, wore black armbands to their public school as a symbol of protest against American involvement in the Vietnam War. When school authorities asked that the Tinkers remove their armbands, they refused and were subsequently suspended. The Supreme Court decided that the Tinkers had the right to wear the armbands.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    In March 1971, Congress passed the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which set a minimum voting age of 18 for all federal, state and local elections.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnam
    The Vietnam War was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States (with the aid of the South Vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. Engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win, U.S. leaders lost the American public's support for the war. Since the end of the war, the Vietnam War has become a benchmark for what not to do in all future U.S. foreign conflicts.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975.
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    On January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico (NAFTA) entered into force.