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Definition of the Credibility Gap in Vietnam

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Who was the first to come up with the term, 'Credibility Gap?'

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1. What was the fundamental issue in the credibility gap regarding the Vietnam War?

2. Why was President Johnson in a difficult situation regarding Vietnam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a few minutes to answer the questions on this quiz and check your comprehension of the credibility gap in Vietnam. You'll be asked about who first coined this term, its fundamental issues and its impact on the presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this helpful quiz to see how well you can:

  • Identify the first person to come up with the term 'credibility gap'
  • Discuss the fundamental issue in the credibility gap
  • Explain why Vietnam put President Johnson in a difficult situation
  • Describe the impact the credibility gap had on President Johnson
  • Outline the effects the 'Pentagon Papers' had on the office of the President

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons President Johnson was put in a difficult situation related to Vietnam
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the fundamental issue in the credibility gap in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of the 'Pentagon Papers' on the office of the President

Additional Learning

Check out this lesson called Definition of the Credibility Gap in Vietnam if you'd like to learn more about this subject. Here we provide you with the information you need to be able to do the following:

  • Detail President Johnson's stance on the Vietnam War and the campaign promises he made about it
  • Outline the progression of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Identify the role the media played in encouraging the credibility gap
  • Explain the Watergate scandal and how it caused a credibility gap for Nixon
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