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Ch. 22 Lecture Questions Date:  ______  
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The Vietnam War
 
Phase  1:  The  French-­‐Indochina  War  
 
1.  Was  the  Gulf  of  Tonkin  Incident  a  legitimate  reason  to  go  to  war  in  Vietnam?  Why  or  why  not?  
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2.  Why  did  the  America  enter  the  Vietnam  War?    
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Phase  2:  Americanization  
3.  What  were  the  advantages  and  disadvantages  of  team  USA  /  ARVN?    
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4.  What  were  the  advantages  and  disadvantages  of  team  NVA  /  VC?  
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5.  Who  won  the  Battle  for  Hearts  and  Minds?  Why?  
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6.  What  is  the  message  of  the  song  “Fortunate  Son”  by  Creedence  Clearwater  Revival?  
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Phase  3:  -­‐  Vietnamization  
 
7.  Why  did  the  Democrats  lose  the  election  of  1968?  
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8.  General  Westmoreland  claims  the  US  never  lost  a  battle  in  Vietnam.    
Who  won  the  Vietnam  War?  Why?  
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Legacy:  
 
9.  Using  what  you’ve  learned  about  the  Vietnam  War,  what  advice  would  you  give  to  President  
Bush  in  2003  about  fighting  a  war  against  an  insurgency  in  Iraq?  
 
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