This Analyzing US Involvement in the Vietnam War interactive also includes:
- "The Wars in Vietnam"
- Reference Guide
- Campus Scene, Kent State University (OH)
- Communism Means Terrorism
- H. R. Haldeman’s Notes
- President Kennedy's Memoir Dictation
- Tonkin Gulf Resolution
- “Fork in the Road” Memo from McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson
- Paris Peace Accords
- Truman and President de Gaulle During Welcoming Ceremonies
- President Johnson Giving his Vietnam "Withdrawal Speech"
- The March on the Pentagon
- Telegram from Ambassador Martin Concerning the Evacuation of Saigon
- Text of Letter from President Nixon to President Thieu
- Visitors Search for Names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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War: unavoidable or a necessary evil? A thought-provoking activity explores the United States' long involvement in the Vietnam War as well as the aftermath. Scholars research and summarize primary documents and complete online worksheets before viewing a short video from the National Archives. Academics participate in group discussion to understand why the Vietnam War was a divisive issue for many Americans.
- Compare the United States' change from isolationists to major players in world affairs following WWII
- Have learners conduct further research on the impact of the Vietnam War
- Must have Internet access to complete the activity
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- The resource provides additional information to help educators guide the activity
- Activity is a great for practicing historical analysis