> summarize Vietnam's history as a French colony and its struggle for independence.
> explain why the United States became involved in Vietnam and the reasons for the escalation.
> explain the draft policies that made the Vietnam war a working-class war.
> trace the roots of oposition to the war.
> explain the Tet offensive and domestic disturbances that affected American presidential election of 1968
> describe Nixon's policy of Vietnamization
> examine the war's painful legacy in the United States and Southeast Asia.
|Unit 9b: The Vietnam War
lecture 9.4: The Vietnam War
22.2: US Involvement and Escalation #1- 4
The United States sends troops to fight in Vietnam, but the war quickly turns into a stalemate
22.3: A Nation Divided #1-4
An antiwar movement emerges in the United States, pitting those who oppose the government's war policy against those who support it.
22.5: The End of the War and It's Legacy #1- 4
The Nation's longest war ends after nearly ten years and leaves a lasting impact on US policy and American society.