The Vietnam War Questions and Answers

The Vietnam War

The U. S. failed to recognize that the Vietnam was a civil war, and most of the wars in which we engaged--most notably WWI and WWII--were wars based on one country's domination over another....

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 1:20 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

After trying many military strategies and working very hard to broker a peace agreement, the United States eventually gave up on the Vietnam War and left the country, allowing it to be taken over...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2021 3:53 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

There were several results of the Vietnam War. Some were military in nature while others were political in nature. When the Vietnam War ended, North Vietnam won the war. Vietnam was united as one...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2015 7:33 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

There were many divergent reasons for opposing the war in Vietnam ranging from religious pacifism, such as that of Quakers and the various Mennonite sects, to general opposition to nuclear weapons...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2011 9:26 am UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War heightened social tensions in the United States in that it highlighted many existing social inequities. Once the draft was initiated at the end of 1969, millions of young American...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020 10:04 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnamese were a civilized people with government of their own when the French were still running around in the woods dressed in skins. They didn't need to be ruled by the French or anyone...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2010 10:15 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was one of many controversial events during a period of general social upheaval in the United States. The baby boom was a period of great prosperity. More students were attending...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020 1:45 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

In the stunning simplicity that John Lennon and Yoko Ono presented to complex social issues of the day, the song simply makes the statement that the escalation of the war in Vietnam is a result of...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2012 1:18 am UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

The differences between the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong are both chronological and geographic. The Viet Minh, or, formally, the League for the Independence of Vietnam, was an overwhelmingly but not...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2017 2:55 am UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Vietnam was the end of America's innocence. We grew up, so to speak, when we fought our own war at home. Our society was at war with itself. We did not trust our leaders. We sneered at our...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2011 11:05 am UTC

5 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The assassination of John F. Kennedy in late 1963 and the conspiracy theories that almost immediately began to swirl around the official version of events (and which have never gone away) planted...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019 12:41 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Had I been old enough to form an opinion at the time, I would've been very much against the Vietnam War. The main reason would've been the enormous bloodshed and cost involved in waging the...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2018 10:52 am UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The whole strategy of search and destroy had negative impacts on everyone from the Vietnamese people to the American soldiers. It also had a negative impact on America’s ability to win the war....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2012 2:11 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

As the other answers have indicated, the Vietnam war was, to a very large extent, a pointless, costly failure. Starting with cost, the war, in inflation-adjusted dollars, carried a price tag of...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2020 3:47 am UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

President Lyndon Johnson took office with vastly sweeping domestic programs in mind. His Great Society programs were aimed at reducing poverty, addressing systemic racism, reforming education,...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020 11:51 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Vietnam was a terrible war. First of all, there was a draft. Most soldiers resented being sent to die in what they did not feel was their war. When they returned, they were ostracized by the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 8:41 am UTC

7 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Although civilians joined the Vietcong which made identification of enemies difficult, this alone was only one factor that made the ground war difficult. The United States sent plenty of ground...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2011 11:02 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Kennedy was probably the biggest believer in America's involvement in Vietnam. He largely carried over the strategy from President Eisenhower, who involved the US in Vietnam through supplies and...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017 1:53 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Tet offensive, a large scale attack on South Vietnam by the North Vietnamese, began at the end of January 1968 and initially took the US and South Vietnam by surprise. Although US military...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2017 12:39 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

As with the previous post, check a textbook or class reference for an answer to this. I would say that the Vietnam War impacted the election hopes of President Johnson in 1968, as he decided not...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2010 8:48 am UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The main way in which these two men's goals differed was that Johnson was trying to go "all in" to win the war in Vietnam while Nixon was trying to get out of the war. This did not necessarily...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011 2:19 am UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

Diplomats from several countries met together at the 1954 Geneva Conference to discuss issues concerning the recently-lost Korean War and the rising conflict in Vietnam. Nothing was resolved about...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 7:04 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Actually, none of the multiple choices are correct. The first American president to send combat troops to Viet Nam was Harry S. Truman, in 1945. The Army personnel sent were a team from the Office...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2009 7:12 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Tet Offensive was not much of a victory. There was basically no way for us to get a victory in that war. We were at a severe disadvantage, coming in to a country we did not know and trying to...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 12:25 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Interesting isn't it how prophetic so much of what Orwell wrote has come to pass with how we write, re-write and then re-brand historical events to place "spin" on them and make us look good! One...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2010 2:32 pm UTC

10 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Since the 19th century, Vietnam had been a part of French Indochina. It was occupied by Japan during World War II. After the war, when the Japanese left and the French returned, Ho Chi Minh and his...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019 4:47 pm UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

There are multiple ways to address this question. One hinges on the actual incident that prompted the passage of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution—the supposed attack on US vessels in the Tonkin Gulf by...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2018 7:49 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Both the Vietnam War and racial inequality were in some sense manifestations of the same thing: entrenched attitudes and governmental policies that were unfair and oppressive. It is not so much...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2019 6:50 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a very unpopular foreign venture that dramatically changed the political and social landscape of the United States. Some basic political changes that resulted as a result of the...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016 3:32 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

There were reasons why Australia became involved in the Vietnam War by supporting the government of South Vietnam. One reason was that the Australian government was afraid of the spread of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018 4:42 am UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War draft was controversial because people who did not support the war and had no say in formulating war policy were nevertheless being forced to fight. Draftees could be under 21 (18...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2017 12:16 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

President Lyndon B. Johnson led the United States during the first half of the Vietnam War (1965–1973). It was his decision to send US land and air forces into battle. US involvement in Vietnam...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 7:04 am UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War changed the United States in many ways. I will look at three of the most important ways here. First, it made the American people less eager to commit troops to combat overseas....

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 2:44 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

Additional experiences the American soldier experienced upon their arrival in Vietnam: American troops were at first expected to fight a defensive war, even though most of their training was of an...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2010 4:48 am UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

No, the United States should not have gone to war in Vietnam. If we hadn't, my Vietnam vet father would never had delayed college long enough to meet my mother, and I wouldn't be born. However,...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 7:23 am UTC

6 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Don't fight protracted insurgencies in distant countries, when you understand little of the language or culture, and there is a nationalist tendency in the population. Don't spend massive...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

6 educator answers

The Vietnam War

In the Vietnam War, the term “Willy Peter” was used to refer to white phosphorous. The term was used simply because the initials are the same as the initials of the substance. It was also...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012 5:06 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

As the previous educators have mentioned, the Vietnam War sharply polarized Americans. There were especially sharp differences between young people—those in their teens and twenties—and their...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017 8:14 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Vietnam is located on the east coast of the Mekong Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is a relatively small country comprising a total area of 205,804 square miles compared to the United States'...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 3:45 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Both events caused Americans to band together at firdt, tnen to fear and turn on each other. Each involved scapegoats. For 9/11, it was the Muslims. For Vietnam, it was the poor soldiers who...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 11:21 am UTC

4 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The threat of Communism running rampant through those countries under the influence of Russia (Eisenhow called it the “Domino theory” – that if Vietnam--French Indochina--became communistic then...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2012 8:23 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

Nixon campaigned on getting us out of the Vietnam War. He recognized the way the political winds were blowing after the Tet Offensive and capitalized on our war weariness, among other things, to...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2010 7:11 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Like the above answer stated, there is no perfect answer. In other words, it is a matter of opinion. And the truth is undoubtedly a confluence of reasons. But if I had to choose only one, I would...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2015 1:57 am UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Whether and how much media reports influenced public perceptions of the American effort in Vietnam has been heavily debated. Journalists who covered the war do not agree on that issue. To the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2018 11:14 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Public opinion was against the Vietnam war from almost the beginning. After the Tet Offensive, it seemed like we were not only fighting the wrong war, but we were also going to lose. This is one...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 10:51 am UTC

6 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The United States desperately wanted to keep Asia from becoming a Communist stronghold. We saw Vietnam as yet another Domino to fall. We did not want to unite under a Communist banner. The...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 9:08 am UTC

5 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Richard Nixon ran for president in 1968 with the promise of ending the war in Vietnam. By this point, the war was perceived by many in the United States as being overly costly, bloody, and...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2018 2:59 pm UTC

3 educator answers

The Vietnam War

Within Tim O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried (1990), a novel about his experiences as an infantryman in Vietnam, one of the most important stories is "How To Tell A True War Story," and the...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

1 educator answer

The Vietnam War

In our country, Congress determines our spending levels. When the Constitution was written, each branch of government was given different jobs to do. When it comes to determining spending levels,...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2016 6:50 pm UTC

2 educator answers

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam Conflict (was it ever a declared war?!?) may have been the catalyst that altered social structures, lifestyles, and created the counterculture, but the root causes for the massive...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2010 7:16 am UTC

4 educator answers

Showing 1-50 of 266