Post WWII - Vietnam War
Lead Author(s): Susan Vetter
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An American history question pack by Susan Vetter.
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President Johnson's policy in Vietnam
assumed that Vietnam was not important to the American containment policy.
continued the de-escalation of American involvement begun by President Kennedy.
was to go on wartime footing and commit the United States fully to the war effort.
followed the idea of the "domino theory" regarding the spread of communism.
According to Salman Khan in his lecture on Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin incident
was evidence of the corruption of the South Vietnamese government.
was "one of the shadiest in American history."
had few long-term effects.
resulted in Chinese support for the North Vietnamese.
American bombing of North Vietnam
was limited in tonnage dropped because of civilian casualties
surpassed the tonnage dropped in World War II.
proved an effective strategy in limiting North Vietnam's participation in the war.
began under President Nixon.
For the American public, the turning point of the Vietnam War was the
Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Battle of Khe Sanh.
Match the terms below. Each may be used only once.
toll of war on civilians
"Girl in the Picture"
Americans question support of South Vietnamese government
Diem and persecution of Buddhists
affected President Johnson's actions in Vietnam
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
partition of Vietnam at 17th parallel
The bombing and invasion of Cambodia by the United States resulted in each of the following EXCEPT
the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
President Johnson's announcing that he would not seek re-election.
the killing of anti-war protesters at Kent State University.
destabilization of Cambodia.
Compared to all other U.S. conflicts, the United States devoted a higher percentage of its GDP to the war in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War ended
with the Geneva Conference
when Saigon fell to North Vietnamese troops.
with the division of Vietnam at the 17th parallel
when President Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated.
Which component was NOT part of Nixon's plan to end the war in Vietnam?
training of South Vietnamese forces to take the combat role
ending the military draft
rapid withdrawal of American forces within a year of his election
In 1949 communist forces took control of China.
The leading figure of the Red Scare of the early 1950s was
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Richard M. Nixon.
Overall, the Marshall Plan
did little to halt Soviet encroachment in Western Europe.
received wholehearted support from the Soviets.
failed as an economic measure.
generated a broad industrial recovery in Western Europe.
The Red Scare did not affect the Pacific Northwest.
The Hanford Site
produced the uranium for the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
was home to a large wartime aluminum smelting plant.
immediately disclosed any emissions that endangered people's health.
was a wartime installation with long-term environmental consequences.
The fundamental disagreement at the beginning of the Cold War involved the question of
sharing the secrets of atomic weapons.
who would control postwar Japan.
free elections in Western Europe.
who would control postwar Europe.
George Kennan's "containment" policy proposed
restrictions on American expansionist plans.
that the United States avoid involvement in European affairs.
aggressive military measures against the Soviet Union.
that the United States take steps to prevent Soviet expansionist tendencies.
The Truman Doctrine stated that American policy would be to
use military force to defend China against Soviet aggression.
support free peoples who were resisting subjugation by the Soviet Union or its surrogates.
remain isolated from European and Asian affairs.
send billions of dollars to rebuild the war-ravaged Soviet economy.
When the Soviet Union sealed off the city of Berlin in 1948, the United States and Western European allies
responded by invading Czechoslovakia.
threatened to drop nuclear weapons on Moscow.
organized a massive airlift to resupply the city.
Each of the following was a reason given by the United States for the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan EXCEPT
it saved American soldiers' lives.
it kept the Soviet Union out of the post-war negotiations over Japan.
it ended the war quickly.
it saved Japanese lives.
intensified Soviet fears of the West.
failed to radically affect European military strategy.
had the effect of easing U.S.-Soviet tensions.
involved only the United States and major West European powers.