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Why did America get involved in Vietnam? Part One; 1) What were America worried about the spread of post 1945?

2) Name the two countries who controlled Vietnam before American involvement.

3) What did America fear after the withdrawal of the French in 1954? What was the name given to this theory? What did it mean – This summarises why America got involved in Vietnam.

Part Two; 4) Why were America confident about events in Vietnam?

5) Two American boats were attacked in the Gulf of _________________. Locate this on the map. 6) What was President Johnson allowed to do by Congress?

7) How many American troops were in Vietnam by 1965? 8) What is meant by “guerrilla warfare”? Name some features of this style of fighting.



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