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HIS-144 T7: AMERICA AT WAR Name: Courtney Meliah Directions: Using resources from the Topic 7 Readings, including your textbook, materials provided by your instructor through class discussion, and materials from the GCU Library Guide for HIS-144 US History Themes, complete the assignment worksheet. Each answer to the questions should be a minimum of 200-300 words; and, include citations for each question formatted using the APA Style Guide. The overall assignment must include three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Each response should show good writing mechanics, grammar, formatting, and proper citations at the end of each question/response. Wikipedia, Ask.com, ehow.com and other online information sites, encyclopedias, or dictionaries are not considered university academic sources and are NOT TO BE USED . 1. What were the causes of the war? What attempts were made beforehand to prevent war? There were multiple causes the Vietnam war but the most important was the United States did not want another country to fall into communism. In the peace negotiations at Geneva, the North and South were divided into halves. The North housed all the communist and the South remained non-communist. The North and South had two wars between the United States joined in. In chapter 25 of the textbook the author Kevin Schultz states “But he also knew the United States had to retain credibility as a fighter of communism” (Schultz, 2020, pg. 496). The United States could not risk the chance of southern Vietnam to fall to communism and they had always fought against it. The United States knew if South Vietnam were to fall then surrounding countries would too. There were not too many attempts made to prevent the war the United States was just deciding if they should join the battle or not. President Lyndon Johnson had decided to join in once he had heard about the

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