American Foreign Policy in the First Indochina War


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Which term describes periods of heightened anti-communist sentiment that could reach levels of panic?

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1. The Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh was both:

2. Why didn't the United States support Ho Chi Minh's revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions presented on this quiz will show you right away how well you know U.S. foreign policy in the first Indochina War. We will ask you about the terms and concepts of this subject and how it led to direct U.S. involvement in war in Vietnam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test what you know about:

  • The name for times of near panic by anti-communists
  • Political characteristics of Ho Chi Minh
  • Reasons the U.S. did not support Ho Chi Minh's revolution
  • Events that played a role in the U.S. decision to support France in the First Indochina War
  • Rationale for the U.S. continuing to stay involved in Vietnam after the First Indochina War

Skills Practiced

You will test such skills as:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding Ho Chi Minh's politics and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding anti-communism in the U.S. during the First Indochina War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the reasoning behind the U.S. continuing to stay engaged in Vietnam and fighting a war there

Additional Learning

If you want to know more on this topic, look at the lesson named American Foreign Policy in the First Indochina War. This lesson will discuss:

  • Vietnam's fight for independence
  • The political choices facing the U.S. during the first Indochina War
  • Involvement of other world powers