Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam

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President Lyndon B. Johnson's reluctance to escalate American involvement in Vietnam in 1964 was due to _____

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1. The first attack against American forces by North Vietnam occurred during which event?

2. Operation Flaming Dart was an American response to which incident?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Improve your understanding of how President Johnson got the United States involved in the Vietnam War through question that cover topics like Johnson's 'July Decision'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions assess understanding of these topics:

  • President Johnson's major legislative program
  • Cause for America's Operation Flaming Dart
  • When the first American combat troops arrived in Da Nang, South Vietnam

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how President Johnson Americanized the Vietnam War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding America's major aerial offensive
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about North Vietnam's first attack against the United States

Additional Learning

Reading the lesson titled Johnson Americanizes the War in Vietnam will help you understand this historical subject better through these objectives:

  • Identify Johnson's initial handling of the conflict in Vietnam
  • Understand the events leading to the attack against U.S. naval carriers
  • Recognize the U.S. response to the Gulf of Tonkin Crisis
  • Discern the impact of the 'July Decision'
  • Define key terms, such as the enclave strategy, and National Liberation Front
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