Topics: Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Dinh Diem Pages: 2 (265 words) Published: December 17, 2013
I. Intro
II. Body
a. Origins of the war/Justifications (or just have own paragraph) • Ho Chi Minh (beat the French 1954)
• French Colonization
• Split North/ South
• North is communist; South is not.
• Gulf of Tonkin (incident was used by the US; it may or may not have happened)/Resolution • Cold War & economic justifications
III. Body
a. Problems fighting in the war
• Guerilla Warfare
• Disillusionment
• South Vietnamese Political Corruption
o Ngo Dinh Diem
• Temporary leader
• Unpopular in South Vietnam
• US Soldiers and Citizens unsure of mission/anti-war movement/anti-draft • Violence of war exposed to American people
IV. Body
a. Reasons for US loss
• Lower morale
• Objectives and materials don’t fit the mission
• Brutality and destruction strengthen the north and hurt US • Lack of support from South Vietnam
V. Conclusion

The counter-culture of the 1950’s developed in response to the “culture of conformity.” Explain the “culture of conformity” – both its characteristics and the motivations that caused its development. How did that culture reflect the preoccupation with the containment of communism? How and why did the counter-culture reject the “culture of conformity”? I. Intro

a. Background of World War 2, Cold War, etc.
II. Body
a. Culture of conformity
• GI bill makes college education easy to obtain
• Standardizing education
• Women no longer needed in the work force
o The rise of June cleaver
• The man in the grey flannel suit
• Little boxes – Rise of the suburbs
• Buy. Buy. Buy.
• Fear of communism
III. Body
a. Counterculture
• Beat Poets – Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burrows
• Jazz – Miles Davis, Birth of Cool, Marijuana
• Sex – Hugh Hefner, MAD
• Why?
IV. Body
V. Conclusion

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