Unit 7 Vocabulary - 1 Warren Commission The President\u2019s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy was established by Lyndon B Johnson with

Unit 7 Vocabulary - 1 Warren Commission The President’s...

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1. Warren Commission- The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy was established by Lyndon B. Johnson with Executive Order 11130. Its purpose was to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It concluded that Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald and that Oswald was the only killer. It also concluded that Jack Ruby acted alone when he killed Oswald two days later. The findings are controversial and have been challenged. 2. Ho Chi Minh- The Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Vietnam who was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader. He was also President and Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He helped to found the Democratic Republic in 1945 at the Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi and also the People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. He also led the Viet Minh independence movement. 3. Vietcong- Also known as the National Liberation Front, it was a large political organization located in South Vietnam and Cambodia with its own army. The army was the People’s
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Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam and they fought against the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War, eventually winning. It had guerilla and regular army units and a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled. 4. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution- A joint resolution passed by the United States Congress in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. It gave President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization for the conventional use of military force in Southeast Asia without a formal declaration of war by Congress. It authorized the president to do whatever necessary to assist “any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty,” including involving armed forces. 5. Napalm- A firm jelly that is made by mixing aluminum salts with gasoline. It was developed during World War II at Harvard University. It was interested in because it could be used as an incendiary device to be used in fire bombing campaigns during World War II. It was widely adopted in infantry/combat engineer flamethrowers. It was also used in air-drop bombs and in
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close air support roles in both Korea and Vietnam. 6. Agent Orange- A defoliant chemical and herbicide that was one of the tactical use Rainbow Herbicides during the Vietnam War. It was used by the U.S. military as a part of its herbicidal welfare program called Operation Ranch Hand during the Vietnam War from 1961 until ten years later. The herbicide caused devastating environmental effects and dioxin found within the mixture has been discovered to cause many health problems for those who were exposed to it. 7. Tet Offensive- One of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam against the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam and the United States Armed Forces. It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military, civilian command, and control centers throughout South Vietnam. The name comes from the Vietnamese New Year which was when the first attack took place.
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