Chapter 34

Chapter 34: New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s

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American Intervention in Vietnam


Why did the United States become involved in the Vietnam conflict?

First applied to events in Europe, the U.S. policy of containing communism was also implemented in Asia. The Korean War had been unpopular with the American public and had ended with a stalemate. Despite that experience, American officials supported South Vietnam in its fight against the communists of North Vietnam. By the 1960s, the situation in Vietnam had worsened, and the United States expanded its commitment in Southeast Asia.


Choose from the following titles:

  1. The Rusk McNamara Report (1961)
  2. Peace Without Conquest (1965) Lyndon B. Johnson
  3. A Compromise Solution in Vietnam (1965), George Ball
  4. A North Vietnamese View of American Intervention (1965), Le Duan
  5. South Vietnamese Troops
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