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Into the Quagmire: Vietnam, the Early Years

 

Theme: The United States and the World: American Foreign Relations
Topic:  Into the Quagmire:Vietnam, The Early Years
Date: April 2005

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2003 Massachusetts History and Social Studies Curriculum Framework Connections (Learning Standards):

US II.18: Analyze the factors that contributed to the Cold War and describe the policy of containment as America’s response to Soviet expansionist policies.

A. the differences between the Soviet and American political and economic
system

B. Soviet aggression in Eastern Europe

C. the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO

USII.19:Analyze the sources and, with a map of the world, locate the areas of Cold War conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

A. The Korean War

B. Germany

C. China

D. the Middle East

E. the arms race

F. Latin America

G. Africa

H. the Vietnam War

USII.20:Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War and summarize the diplomatic and military policies of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.