American Dissent During the Vietnam War


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Besides anti-war protest, what other issues did the Berkeley Free Speech Movement deal with?

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1. What was Martin Luther Kings position on the war and protesting it ?

2. How did removing the automatic student deferral from the draft affect the country ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American objection to the Vietnam War took place on college campuses as well as in Congress, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of some of the related activists and actions taken in dissent. You'll particularly be tested on identifying the role of the student movement in dissent during the Vietnam War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • When American anti-war protests occured
  • How Congress tried to stop U.S. military involvement in Vietnam
  • Which college campuses led significant anti-Vietnam protests
  • Origins and leaders of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on American dissent during the Vietnam War
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the ways in which Congress and student groups objected to the U.S.'s actions in the Vietnam War
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the origins of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement and interpret it correctly

Additional Information

To learn more about the Vietnam war, and American dissent during that time, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why certain groups were protesting the Vietnam War
  • Identify the role students played in protesting the Vietnam War
  • Understand how Congress showed its dissatisfaction with the U.S.'s role in the Vietnam War