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VIETNAM WAR WEBQUEST
Directions

  • Enter the website titled The Price of Freedom at http://americanhistory.si.edu/Militaryhistory/

  • YOU MAY ALSO GOOGLE SEARCH THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

  • CLICK ON ENTER THE EXHIBITION

- Click on VIETNAM WAR
1. How many US troops were deployed from 1956 – 1975 during the Vietnam War?

2. How many US troops died during the Vietnam War?
Click Begin and Play Movie
Click Enter Exhibit

1. What is ironic about Ho Chi Minh and his original attempt to create Vietnamese independence from Japan during WWII?

2. Explain what the 1954 cease fire agreement stated in regards to Vietnam and its government.


3. How much money did President Eisenhower send to support South Vietnam?

Click on “When will it ever end?” on bottom of screen

1. Describe what happened at Kent State University in May of 1970 which helped change the tenor of the Vietnam War throughout the US.


2. What was the name of the song by the Animals which described the feelings of many anti-war protestors and actual troops in Vietnam by 1970?

CLICK ON PROCEED TO NEXT SECTION ON BOTTOM OF THE PAGE Click on An Airmobile War on the bottom of the page



1. Because of the terrain of Vietnam, airmobile warfare was used. Explain what airmobile warfare was in regards to the Vietnam War.

Click on Section titled “Enemy Soldiers” on the bottom of the page

1. Which two countries supplied the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong (underground opponents of South Vietnam) with a majority of their weapons during the war?


2. Besides weapons supplied by outside countries, name 3 other type of weapons which the North Vietnamese and Vietcong used during the war.
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CLICK ON AMERICAN POWS IN VIETNAM

1. What type of code system did US prisoners of war developed which helped them communicate with each other while being held captive?

CLICK ON POWS IN THE PUBLIC EYE

1. How many Americans were captured and held during the Vietnam War?

2. What were the two main reasons that the American public came to know more about the POWs in Vietnam than any other war in US history?
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CLICK ON THE WALL

1. Where is the Vietnam Memorial located? How do many people honor those who died in the war while visiting the Memorial?
Enter the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE PBS WEBSITE

CLICK ON www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/ or type in Google search American Experience Vietnam War – click on American Experience site
Click on Timeline

1. What happened in 1945 which allowed Vietnam to declare its independence?

2. Which nation restored authority of Vietnam to the French following WWII?

3. What occurred in 1954 at Dienbienphu which was instrumental in the Vietnam conflict?

4. What did President Eisenhower introduce in 1954 which became the basis of US foreign policy in the Cold War era?

Click on Who’s Who

Summarize to someone unfamiliar with Vietnam War who each person is and role each played within the War.
Ho Chi Minh –

Ngo Dinh Diem –


William Westmoreland –


Robert McNamara –


John F. Kennedy-

Lyndon Johnson –


Daniel Ellsberg –

Lt. William Calley -

CLICK ON IN THE TRENCHES AND THEN WEAPONS OF WAR

1. What was the main type of helicopter used in Vietnam by the US military? Why was it so effective?


2. The US F-4 Fighter plane dominated the skies of South Vietnam during the war. What were three things it was capable of doing which made it such a versatile plane for this conflict?
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SCROLL DOWN TO THE OUTFITTED INFANTRYMAN

1. What else did US soldiers use their helmets during the war?


2. What were the two reasons many soldiers abandoned their helmets during the war?
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3. What was the main problem with the uniform the US Army issued soldiers for Vietnam?

4. The M-16 was the standard issue rifle for infantrymen in Vietnam. What was one of the major problems with this weapon prior to 1966 in a climate such as Vietnam’s?


5. What type of boots were first issued to the soldiers of Vietnam? How were the new “jungle” boots the Army introduced later in the war different?


Click back button and return to In The Trenches – Click on The My Lai Massacre

1. What reportedly happened at My Lai which caused an uproar among many Americans in regards to Vietnam?


Click back button and click on Maps section – click on the black map section on the right labeled Vietnam from 1945 to the Postwar – click on red square with label Go to Vietnam
Click on the following cities / areas and explain how each is related to Vietnam War
Dienbienphu –


Hanoi –

Saigon –


Click on Go to Next Map

Gulf of Tonkin –


Ho Chi Minh Trail –

Click on Go to Next Map

The Tet Offensive –
Click on Go to Next Map

Cambodia –

Click on Go to Next Map

Saigon –


Click on Go to Next Map

Hanoi-

Ho Chi Minh City -

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