1968; National Liberation Front and North Vietnamese forces launched a huge attack on the Vietnamese New Year (Tet), which was defeated after a month of fighting and many thousands of casualties; major…
38th President of the United States. Appointed Vice President and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned.
The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon’s presidency (1970s).
the buildup of conventional troops and weapons to allow a nation to fight a limited war without using nuclear weapons
The 36th US president. He privately wanted to stay out of Vietnam but sent soldiers because his goal was to stop the spread of communism.
Governor of Maryland who ran as Vice President with Richard Nixon in 1968. He was known for his tough stands against dissidents and black militants. He strongly supported Nixon’s desire to stay…
an international crisis in October 1962, the closest approach to nuclear war at any time between the U.S. and the USSR. When the U.S. discovered Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba, President John…
Launched by President Johnson, a massive air bombarbment of North Vietnam, in April of 1965. The targets were directly chosen by the president. These were regular full scale bombing attacks against Vietnam.
A political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice. Led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
A senator from South Dakota during the Cold War; he also ran for president against Nixon in 1972. His defeat signaled that America was in the mood for change from the Democrats.