Updated: 4/7/2021

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  • Domino Theory
  • Dien Bein Phu
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution
  • If one country falls into communism then the surrounding countries will soon follow their lead and become communist.
  • Tet Offensive 
  • This was the final battle at which the French finally gave up on Vietnam.
  • 1968 Democratic Party Convention
  • North Vietnam "attack" U.S.S. Maddox in Gulf of Tonkin. This gave an excuse to President Johnson and gave him total power. 
  • Kent State Univerity
  • NVA and VC launch a massive surpriseattack over Tet holiday (Vietnamese NewYear) in late Jan. and Feb. againstprovincial capitals and major cities
  • Democrats start of argue if they should continue or not in the war and many protest and riot.
  • Protestingstudents burned the ROTC building; the mayorrequested National Guard troops; protestersthrew rocks; troops responded withbullets