Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968


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The antiwar movement, by Americans, from 1965 to 1968 was to _____.

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1. The first major antiwar protest during the 1965-1968 era came as a teach-in. Which group and at which institution was it sponsored by?

2. Which of the following individuals did NOT openly protest against the Vietnam War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial parts of American history. This quiz will have you recall the motivations and major players in the opposition to the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is here to test your knowledge of Vietnam War opposition in the following ways:

  • Understand the major objective of the antiwar movement
  • Recognize the group responsible for the first major antiwar protest of Vietnam
  • Distinguish between who did and did not protest the Vietnam War
  • Recall the reasons Martin Luther King Jr. was antiwar
  • Recognize results of the Tet Offensive

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the antiwar opposition of the 1960s
  • Information recall - remember what you've now learned about American opposition to the Vietnam War
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about the Vietnam protests

Additional Learning

The lesson Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968 covers the following objectives:

  • Provide the backstory of how opposition began
  • Explain the impetus for major antiwar protests
  • Summarize the movement from 1965-67
  • Explain what caused the breaking point of the opposition