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an herbicide used to remove the leaves from trees during the Vietnam War thatlater caused health problems for soldiersConscientious objector –people who refuse to fight in war, usually because of religious ormoral beliefsDeferment –permission to postpone or avoid military serviceDoves –people who opposed U.S. military involvement in VietnamGeneva Accords –peace treaty ending the Indochina Wars between France and Vietnam;established North Vietnam and South Vietnam under separate governments and called for freeelections soon afterGulf of Tonkin Resolution –Congressional act granting the president the power to send U.S.troops into battle without a formal declaration of warHawks –people who supported U.S. military involvement in VietnamNapalm –flammable jelly-like substance used in some bombs and flamethrowersTet Offensive –a series of coordinated attacks launched by communist forces against U.S. andSouth Vietnamese forces during the Vietnamese New Year, which is known as TetVietcong –South Vietnamese communists who fought against U.S. and South Vietnamese troopswith help from the North VietnameseVietnamization –process of shifting control of the war from the U.S. military to the SouthVietnamese military; President Nixon's policy of training South Vietnamese forces to take overcombat, allowing the withdrawal of U.S. troopsWar Powers Act– law required the president to consult with Congress within 48 hours ofcommitting U.S. troops to foreign conflicts6.07 DisillusionmentThe Big IdeasHow did the Vietnam War change people’s ideas about the US government?What actions did Nixon take in Vietnam? How did the war end?What were the Pentagon Papers? How did they change Americans’ feelings about Vietnam?How were the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the War Powers Act related?On August 7, 1964, Congress passed theGulf of Tonkin Resolution, authorizing President Johnson to
take any measures he believedwerenecessary to retaliate and to promote the maintenance ofinternational peace and security in southeast Asia.
Briefly describe the Watergate Scandal. How did it affect Americans’ beliefs about their government?.
What were the effects of the Watergate Scandal?
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (How werethey related to the Watergate Scandal?)Gerald Ford (How did he become president?)

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