Causes of American Defeat in the Vietnam War


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Which of the following is TRUE about Ngo Dinh Diem?

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1. Why did the U.S. government use Agent Orange in Vietnam?

2. What was Vietnamization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are tools that are designed to check your knowledge of the Vietnam War and reasons why it was a failure for the United States. Some terms you will be quizzed on include Agent Orange and Vietnamization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials can help gauge your knowledge of:

  • The domino theory
  • Increase of U.S. military presence in South Vietnam
  • Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Purpose of Agent Orange

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the history lesson on Vietnam
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the design of the domino theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine what Agent Orange was and how it was used in Vietnam

Additional Learning

Learn more about this war using the lesson, Causes of American Defeat in the Vietnam War. Use this lesson to:

  • Understand why the Vietnam War is considered a black mark for the United States
  • Determine why this war occurred
  • Identify why the U.S. lost in Vietnam