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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What were the events that led to the Gulf of Tonkin Crisis?
- How did changes in Vietnamese leadership impact the war?
- What was Operation Rolling Thunder?
- Why did President Johnson escalate the Vietnam War?
- What were some of President Johnson's plans to win the war?
- How did American dissenters respond to Johnson's war effort?
- Who were the leaders of the National Liberation Front and People's Army of Vietnam?
1. Gulf of Tonkin Crisis and Resolution: Events and Congressional Response
The Gulf of Tonkin Crisis brought the United States closer to war with North Vietnam. Learn about the event, the United States' response and its impact on broadening the Vietnam War in this lesson.
2. A Revolving Door of Leadership in South Vietnam
Following the loss of Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States faced a cycle of leadership changes in South Vietnam. Learn about the revolving leadership and how it impacted the United States' effort in the Vietnam War in this lesson.
3. The Air War: Events and Key Operations
The United States fought a two-front war in Vietnam consisting of both air and ground operations. Learn about the American air war in Vietnam, including its overall objectives, main operations and successes and failures in this lesson.
4. Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam
The path toward the full Americanization of the Vietnam War was a gradual process. Learn about President Lyndon B. Johnson's initial strategy, his response to North Vietnam and his decision for escalation in this video lesson.
5. Johnson's Military Strategies for American Success
From 1965 to 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson was forced to develop military strategies for ensuring success for the United States in the Vietnam War. Learn about how Johnson expected to defeat North Vietnam in this lesson.
6. Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968
The antiwar movement from 1965 to 1968 was the first wave of American dissent against the Vietnam War. Learn about the movement, including its leadership, organizations, and impact on President Lyndon B. Johnson in this lesson.
7. People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front
The People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front represented North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This lesson will focus on the overall ideology, the respective operations of the groups and the tactics employed against the United States.
8. Primary Source: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident drew the United States into the Vietnam War in 1964. President Lyndon Baines Johnson greatly increased American participation by creating a resolution that easily passed through Congress.
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Other chapters within the The Vietnam War: Help and Review course
- Roots of the Vietnam War: Help and Review
- Unrest in Vietnam During the Eisenhower Years: Help and Review
- John F Kennedy and the Vietnam War: Help and Review
- Vietnam War During the Nixon Years: Help and Review
- Major Battles & Offensives of the Vietnam War: Help & Review
- The Vietnam War After American Involvement: Help and Review