The Vietnam War - An American Perspective


The Vietnam War began in good faith, by good people with good intentions. But a combination of American overconfidence, Cold War tensions and imperialist tendencies the Americans had previously fought so hard against, made the war in Vietnam one of America’s darkest pages in its short but dense history. By the end of the war, more than 58,000 Americans would die, as too would 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers. Over 1 million North Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong guerillas would also perish.


Join this JournalOwl History journey to an educational tour of the Vietnam War. Answer thought-provoking questions about each video clip, take built-in quizzes, and elevate your comprehension and understanding of this tragic war. 

Steps (15)

Step 1: Introduction

Step 2: French Colonial Rule

Step 3: Dien Bien Phu

Step 4: A New Nation

Step 5: JFK

Step 6: Operation Rolling Thunder

Step 7: Into the Jungle

Step 8: The Tet Offensive

Step 9: Trust is Broken

Step 10: Richard Nixon

Step 11: Vietnamization

Step 12: Things Fall Apart

Step 13: The Fall of Saigon

Step 14: The Vietnam War

Step 15: Epilogue

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