The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects


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Why was 1963 such a pivotal year in Vietnam for the United States?

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1. How did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution influence the authority of President Johnson?

2. Why did the United States resort to sending ground troops to the conflict in Vietnam in 1965?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Vietnam War was a long and complex fight. This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your knowledge of events, individuals, strategies, and other facts about the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about:

  • Names of Vietnamese leaders
  • How the state of South Vietnam was created
  • Tactics taken by different American administrations
  • Locations of major battles
  • Number of years the U.S. was involved
  • Why the U.S. lost domestic support

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related U.S. history lesson
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding Vietnamese names and locations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding strategies used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more about the Vietnam War, you can pull up our supplementary lesson titled The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Tensions in Vietnam and why the United States entered the war
  • Trusteeship and containment policies
  • President Eisenhower's 'Domino Theory' and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • Viet Cong revolutionaries and importance of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • President Kennedy's expansion and three devastating blows to the effort
  • Operation Rolling Thunder and President Johnson's escalation
  • President Nixon and the Paris Peace Accords