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8 SOCIAL CH. 28 1963-1973

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Tet Offensive (Vietnam War)
North Vietnamese and Vietcong surprise attack on American forces in Vietnam on the Vietnamese New Year's holiday in 1968 (p. 829)
guerilla (Vietnam War)
fighter who uses hit-and-run attacks (pp. 192, 828)
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (Vietnam War)
Congressional resolution passed in 1964 that authorized military action in Vietnam (p. 828)
Vietcong (Vietnam War)
Vietnamese guerrillas who opposed the noncommunist government of South Vietnam (p. 828)
draft (Vietnam War)
law that requires people of a certain age to enlist in the military (pp. 502, 693, 829)
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of South Vietnam
domino theory (Vietnam War)
belief that if South Vietnam fell to communism, other countries in the region would follow (p. 828)
Khmer Rouge (Vietnam War)
communist party in Cambodia that imposed a reign of terror on Cambodian citizens (p. 831)
Richard Nixon
36th president; 1969-1974
escalate (Vietnam War)
to expand (p. 828)
detente
policy to reduce tensions between two countries (p. 833)
boat people (Vietnam War)
after the Vietnam War, refugees who escaped from Vietnam in small boats (p. 831)
SALT Agreement (1972)
(Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union to limit the number of nuclear warheads and missiles; Pres. Nixon(p. 833

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