President Nixon and the Vietnam War


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The Vietnam War was fought within what period of time?

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1. What was the name of the major operation launched by North Vietnam forces against South Vietnam and American forces throughout 1968? Hint: this helped the United States realize the war was not worth fighting.

2. The American strategy to make Nixon appear volatile and unpredictable so as to frighten the North Vietnamese into a truce was called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nixon began withdrawing from the war in Vietnam, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of his actions. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the major battles from the war and Nixon's policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The timeframe of the Vietnam War
  • The 1968 operation that changed American attitudes to the war
  • President Nixon's war strategies
  • Operation Menu

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Vietnam War
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as madman theory and Tet Offensive
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding President Nixon

Additional Learning

The Vietnam War was a difficult and tumultuous period in Vietnamese and American history. To learn more about the war during Nixon's presidency, you should also read the lesson called President Nixon and the Vietnam War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know important battles and figures of the Vietnam War
  • Learn about Nixon's war strategies
  • Understand Nixon's impact on the war