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Summary of Events
Key People & Terms
Historical Background: 900–1900
Vietnamese Nationalism and the First Indochina War: 1900–1954
U.S. Involvement and the Cold War Context: 1947–1955
Diem and the Republic of Vietnam: 1955–1960
Kennedy and the First U.S. Involvement: 1961–1963
Johnson and Escalation: 1964–1966
Quagmire and the Tet Offensive: 1966–1968
The U.S. Antiwar Movement: 1960–1970
Nixon and Vietnamization: 1969–1975
The Aftermath of the War
Study Questions & Essay Topics
Suggestions for Further Reading
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