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AMERICA
BATTLE
DOVES
GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION
HAWKS
HO CHI MINH
JOHNSON
MCNAMARA
MILITARY
NIXON
NORTH VIETNAM
PROTEST
SOUTH VIETNAM
TET OFFENSIVE
VIETCONG
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Vietnam War Terms Crossword

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Description

Organized early Vietnamese independence in the 1920s and 30s- Has a trail named after him? Ho Chi Minh
Organization whose goal was to win Vietnam's independence from from foreign rule? Formed by Ho Chi Minh Vietminh
American fear that communism would spread in a way that would start small, then continue to topple and become huge? Domino Theory
Former southern Vietnamese president, anti- communist. Ngo Dinh Diem
The way Vietcong were supplied by Communist North Vietnam? Ho Chi Minh Trail
Granted President Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam? (1964). Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense in the early to mid sixties. Served under Kennedy and LBJ. Robert McNamara
Former U.S. Secretary of State in the early to mid sixties. Served under Kennedy and LBJ. Dean Rusk
American Commander in South Vietnam? William Westmoreland
General Westmoreland was unimpressed with this Southern Voietnmese fighting group? ARVN
Gasoline based fire that set fire to the jungle? Napalm
Leaf Killing, toxic chemical. Later found to cause cancer. Agent Orange
Civil Rights Leader who said that the proportion of blacks to whites in Vietnam was unfair. Died in 1968 Martin Luther King Junior
Selective service provides this if needed in a time of war? Draft
War protests got out of control and turned violent at this school in 1970? Kent State
Southern Vietnamese with communist loyalties? Vietcong
Ferocious battle on the part of the North Vietnamese and Vietcong in 1968. Began around Vietnamese New Year Tet offensive
What band wrote the Anti Vietnam War song: "Fortunate Son" Credence Clearwater Revival
College students had this option to avoid going to war in Vietnam? Deferment
America tried to use this strategy in order to prevent the spread of Communism? Containment

Vietnam War crossword puzzle

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Description

The establishment of a colony in one territory. colonialism
All property and all means of production belong to the government, private property does not exist and all goods are shared equally. communism
America's belief that if one country came under control of communists, then neighboring countries would as well. Domino Theory
A form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants use military tactics to fight a larger army. Guerilla Warfare
Extreme loyalty to one's country. Nationalism
The army that fought the United States and the South Vietnamese governments. Vietcong
Individuals that served in the armed forces of their country. Veterans
The 35th president of the United States and was assassinated in 1963. John Kennedy
The 37th president of the United States and got them out of the Vietnam War. Richard Nixon
The leader of the North vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh
The 34th president and was a commander in Europe during WW2. Dwight Eisenhower
The 36th president and was put into office after Kennedy was assassinated. Lyndon Johnson
The forced induction of a person into the armed forces. draft
a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces. tet offensive
American foreign policy to stop the spread of communism. containment
Help by the United States they fought against North Vietnam. South Vietnam
A sprayable gel that the United States military used as a weapon in the Vietnam War. napalm
President Nixon's plan to take all the United States troops in Vietnam and let South Vietnam fight North Vietnam. vietnamization
A soldier that has been taken captive by the enemy. Prisoner of war
People that are against something. protest

Vietnam War Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Battle of Dien Phu
Civil Rights Protest
France
Hanoi
Communism
USNS Maddox
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
TET offensive
Antiwar Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Operation Rolling Thunder
Pacifist
David Millar
South Vietnam
North Vietnam
Domino theory
My Lai massacre
Protest
Vietcong

Vietnam War Word Search

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Description

Henry Kissinger
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
inflation
Richard Nixon
conscientious objectors
doves
hawks
naplam
esclate
Lydon B Johnson
guerrilla
Ngo Dinh Diem
domino theory
pleiku
vietcong
boat people
The Gulf of Tonkin
Ho Chi MInh
Dien Bien hu
Saigon
Hanoi

Vietnam War Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Place where the false attack on the USS Maddox occurred. Gulf of Tonkin
Process where troops are taken out of Vietnam. Vietnamization
Classified documents that were released in news papers. Pentagon Documents
Headquarters of the U.S department of defense. Pentagon
Surprise attacks against military bases throughout South Vietnam. Tet Offensive
People who illegally release information. Whistle Blowers
Major political scandal where 5 men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Watergate
The man who illegally stole and released classified Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg
U.S president from 1969-1974 who introduced Vietnamization. Richard Nixon
The war that lasted from 1954-1975. The Vietnam War
Communist guerrilla group in South Vietnam. Vietcong
Ho Chi Mihn's army. Viet Mihn
General who commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. William Westmoreland
Trail that ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam and went through Laos and Cambodia. Ho Chi Mihn trail
Communist leader of North Vietnam. Ho Chi Mihn
U.S president from 1963-1969 that sent troops to Vietnam. Lyndon B. Johnson
Nixon's Vice president, and the president at the end of the Vietnam War. Gerald Ford
U.S secretary of defense. Robert McNamara
U.S president from 1961-1963 and was assassinated. John F. Kennedy
U.S president from 1953-1961, opposed elections in Vietnam Effort to block Communist from taking power. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Vietnam War Crossword

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Crossword
Description

What country entered the war to stop communism? United States
this Country controlled Vietnam before and right after WWII France
The leader of the North Vietnam Ho Chi Minh
What were the Vietnamese guerilla fighters called? Vietcong
the president of the United States since 1963 - 1968 Lyndon Johnson
The two countries that helped North Vietnam with supplies China, Soviet Union
The trail that helped the Vietnamese supply their troops Ho Chi Minh Trail
What country did the United States support during the Vietnam War? South Vietnam
In 1975, the Fall of _________ occured. Saigon
What was one type of protest during the Vietnam War? Hippie protest

1970s Vocab Word Search

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domino theory
doves
escalation
eugene mccarhty
geneva accords
george wallace
hawks
henry ksiiinger
ho chi minh
ho chi minh trail
hubert humphrey
khmer rouge
mias
nation liberation front
ngo dinh diem
operation rolling thunder
pacification
paris peace
richard m nixon
search and destroy
t
tet offensive
tonkin golf resolution
twenty sixth amendment
vietcong
vietminh
vietnam vetrans memorial
Vietnamization
war power
william westmoreland

Vietnam War Crossword

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leader of the Indochinese Communist Party Ho Chi Minh
an organization of Vietnamese Communists and other nationalist groups that between 1946 and 1954 fought for the Vietnamese independence from the French. Vietminh
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control. Domino Theory
location of a French outpost that was overrun by the Vietminh Dien Bien Phu
the South Vietnamese Communists who, with North Vietnamese support, fought against the government of South Vietnam in the Vietnam War. Vietcong
a network of paths used by North Vietnam to transport supplies to the Vietcong in South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Trail
a resolution adopted by Congress in 1964, giving the president broad powers to wage war in Vietnam. Tonkin Gulf Resolution
a 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956. Geneva Accords
Secretary of Defense for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Robert McNamara
Secretary of State for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Dean Rusk
a gasoline-based substance used in bombs that U.S. planes dropped in Vietnam in order to burn away jungle and expose Vietcong hideouts. Napalm
a toxic leaf-killing chemical sprayed by U.S. planes in Vietnam to expose Vietcong hideouts. Agent Orange
a US military raid on a South Vietnamese village, intended to root out villagers with ties to the Vietcong but often resulting in the destruction of the village and the displacement of its inhabitants. Search and Destroy mission
a public distrust of statements made by the government Credibility Gap
required enrollment in the armed services. Draft
a youth dominated political movement of the 1960s New Left
a person who opposed the Vietnam War and believed that the United States should withdraw from it. Dove
a person who supported U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and believed that the United States should use increased military force to win it. Hawk
a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities early in 1968 Tet Offensive
a strong anti-communist Vietnamese leader that was assassinated by the US Ngo Dinh Diem

VIETNAM WAR v. COUNTERCULTURE Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The culture which is differs from the social "norm." Counterculture
A group in South Vietnam that believed that communism was best for Vietnam's government and fought for communism against the South Vietnamese military and the U.S. military. Vietcong
A communist group formed by Ho Chi Minh to free Vietnam from the French Empire and unify Vietnam under communism. Vietminh
Creator and leader of Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945. Ho Chi Minh
An offensive that the NVA launched to crumble South Vietnam by launching a massive assault on all the cities and villages in South Vietnam on the Chinese holiday called "Tet." Militarily speaking, the offensive Tet offensive
The military of South Vietnam. It was poorly trained and poorly armed. It was disbanded after Saigon fell to the NVA. ARVN
A term used to describe the acts in the 1960's and 1970's that antiwar protesters did to go against the Vietnam War. New Left
Papers that came from the Pentagon and were posted in The New York Times saying that Lyndon B. Johnson had lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Pentagon Papers
A resolution passed by congress to give the president the power to do anything with the military to protect the safety of the U.S.A. Tonkin Gulf Resolution
The act of removing U.S. military from Vietnam and letting South Vietnam fight it's own fight. Vietnamization
A activist group formed by students in the United States to protest against wrongful actions in the Vietnam War. SDS
A protest that took place in 1964-1965 on the campus of the University of California. It was to show how the U.S. government has removed/taken away the people's right of freedom of speech in the 1st Amendment. Free speech movement

Vietnam crossword

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A symbol of the cold war from 1961-1989 it seperated communist east Germany from Free west Germany Berlin Wall
a communication link established in 1963 to allow the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union to contact each other in times of crisis Hot line
an organization whose goal it was to win Vietnam's independence from foreign rule Vietminh
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control Domino Theory
A law enacted in 1973, limiting a president rights to send troops into battle without consulting congress War Powers Act
A conflict of words and ideas between nations rather than armies. Cold war
a 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956 Geneva Accords
the southern Vietnamese soldiers with whom U.S. troops fought against communism and forces in the North during the Vietnam War ARVN
a gasoline-based substance used in bombs that U.S. planes dropped in Vietnam in order to burn away jungle and expose Vietcong hideouts Napalm
equired enrollment in the armed services Draft
South Vietnams President, a strong anti-Communist Ngo Diem
a drop or reduction in time in service. A soldier with 150 days or less remaining on his active duty commitment when he DEROSed from Vietnam also ETSed from the army under the Early Out program. Early-Outs
refers to soldiers who are qualified as parachutists Airborne
a Vietnamese leader who demanded Vietnam’s independence from France Ho Chi Minh
National Liberation Front (NLF), South Vietnamese guerrilla fighters supported by communists in North Vietnam Vietcong
a supporter of Johnson’s war policies hawk
a coordinated assault, in January 1968, by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese on South Vietnamese cities and bases Tet Offensive
the difference between what the Johnson administration said about the war and what journalists in Vietnam saw and reported credibility gap
a village in South Vietnam where U.S. soldiers killed unarmed civilians My Lai
a 1973 agreement between the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Vietcong for a cease-fire and U.S. troop withdrawal from South Vietnam Paris Peace Accords