Johnsons approval ratings dwindled in march of 1968

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Johnson's approval ratings dwindled. In March of 1968, he announced that would not stand for the presidency in the elections that fall. How did the Vietnam War end? What happened to the country of Vietnam? By 1971, protests had also arisen among veterans of the war who felt deceived and abandoned by the government. There were few welcome home parades as there had been for World War II veterans. There was no GI Bill to help them rebuild their lives. In addition, the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military to defoliate areas of Vietnam began to cause health problems for those who served. The government denied responsibility for these health concerns. This was one more reason many vets joined in the continuing protests against the Nixon administration and the war. Shortly before the 1972 presidential election, Nixon's administration negotiated a tentative peace agreement with the North Vietnamese. Nixon easily won re-election, and the following January the two nations signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending the war. The last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam soon after, but fighting between the North and South Vietnamese continued. In 1975, the North Vietnamese took the Southern capital of Saigon. The two nations were united under a communist government after all. How did the Vietnam War change the US? People Ho Chi Minh (What were his goals? How did he try to reach them?) Ngo Dinh Diem (Why did he receive US support for a time? Vietcong (Who were they and why did they fight?) Veterans (What difficulties did they face after the war?) President Nixon (What did he do to get elected? How did he

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