Effects of American Dissent on Elections & Vietnam War Policy


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Which of the following candidates entered the 1968 election on an antiwar campaign?

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1. What was Vietnamization?

2. Which of the following statements about Lyndon Johnson is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the 1960s, American citizens became increasingly unsupportive of the Vietnam War. This quiz will ask you about the climate of the 1968 election, as well as Richard Nixon's views and the term Vietnamization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll asked to:

  • Identify a candidate that entered the 1968 election on an antiwar campaign
  • Define Vietnamization
  • Recognize true statements about Lyndon Johnson
  • Understand the struggle behind Hubert Humphrey's campaign
  • Determine who Nixon said supported the Vietnam War

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term Vietnamization
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Hubert Humphrey's campaign struggle in 1968
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Richard Nixon to recognize who he thought supported the war

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of this topic, check out the lesson called Effects of American Dissent on Elections & Vietnam War Policy. The lesson will help students:

  • Understand the context of the Vietnam War
  • Know how much the Vietnam War cost the United States per year
  • Learn about the Vietnam Moratorium