Understanding People, Events and Pictures related to the Vietnam Era
Students, you will research one of these topics or photos/topics for this exercise. Pick one and work to research the topic. What do we need to know that will help us understand the Vietnam era and the novel we are now reading? Seek to answer these basic questions: Who or what is this, what happened, and why is this subject important?
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- William WestmorelandAUSTIN2Battle of Khe SahnJACOB KELLOR3The Tet OffensiveCHRIS4The Ho Chi Minh TrailEVAN5The Tonklin Gulf incident and the domino theoryPRESTON6The DMZ de-militarized zoneSKYLER7Jane Fonda and ‘Hanoi Jane’ controversy8Abbie Hoffman and antiwar protestsLINDSEY9Thomas W. Bennett and one other Medal of Honor winner of your choice from Vietnam era LaCRISTA10Ho Chi MinhBRENT11Song “Four Dead in Ohio” releasedMASON12Song “Fortunate Son” released13Song “All Along the Watchtower” releasedKYLE14Lyndon Johnson15Martin Luther King gives “Beyond Vietnam” speechLYDIA16Muhammed AliMATT17Richard Nixon and WatergateMICHAEL18The My Lai Massacre- ELIANNA19Agent Orange use and effectsJARED20The draft for the Armed Services: how likely it was and who got drafted the most, plus ‘draft dodgers’ or those who fled or avoided serviceHUNTER21Geography and climate of VietnamALEX22Economy and Lifestyle of VietnamKRISTEN