Vietnamization: Nixon's Plan to Withdraw American Forces


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Which of the following presidents was the first to send American ground troops into Vietnam?

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1. Which change to the first draft of the Paris Peace Settlement would have encouraged President Nguyen to sign?

2. Which of the following presidents was NOT involved in the Vietnam War in some way?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz help gauge your understanding of the events leading up to and the eventual withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam. In order to pass the quiz, you must be familiar with topics such as the first president to send American ground troops to Vietnam, and President Nixon's speech on the Vietnam War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet set to assess your knowledge of:

  • U.S. Presidents involved in the events before and during the Vietnam War
  • U.S. President who ordered the first ground troops to Vietnam
  • Nixon's speech on the end of the Vietnam War
  • Event that led to President Johnson increasing American airstrikes in Vietnam
  • Roadblock to drafting a peace settlement in Paris

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills as you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the 1972 peace talks in Paris and the opposition to the original terms by the South Vietnamese president in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the introduction of American troops to Vietnam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the U.S. presidents involved in the Vietnam War

Additional Learning

To learn more about the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, check out the related lesson, Vietnamization: Nixon's Plans to Withdraw American Forces. It covers these objectives:

  • Identify the presidents involved in Vietnam and how their actions impacted the conflict
  • Recognize the events that played a role in the increase of American airstrikes on Vietnam
  • Explore the pressures President Nixon faced surrounding the Vietnam War when he took office
  • Discover how the peace talks progressed and the hurdles faced by the Americans and South Vietnamese to achieving peace