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Early American Involvement in Indochina - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Early American involvement in Indochina was a precursor to the United States' wider intervention in Vietnam. In this chapter, instructors use video lessons to teach you about this early participation. The quizzes that are included in the lessons are used to test your knowledge of the information. The topics covered in these lessons include:
- What foreign policy strategies were in place prior to the First Indochina War
- The terminology used to describe the Viet Minh and the significance of these terms
- How President Roosevelt, President Truman and President Eisenhower differed in their approaches toward Southeast Asia
|Roosevelt & Truman: Beginning American Involvement in Indochina||Analyze the political climate leading up to the First Indochina War and how certain political situations played a part in the United States' involvement.|
|American Foreign Policy in the First Indochina War||Evaluate the Viet Minh and their ideologies in order to understand their nationalistic view.|
|Eisenhower's Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia in the 1950s||Recall Dwight D. Eisenhower's interest in Southeast Asia and his strategies in the region.|
1. Roosevelt & Truman: Beginning American Involvement in Indochina
The question over the future of Indochina led to discussion, action and conflict. Learn about President Roosevelt's plan, the nationalist crusade, President Truman's reaction and the impending war in this video lesson.
2. American Foreign Policy in the First Indochina War
What sparked the United States to oppose revolution in Vietnam? Why did the Americans choose to aid the French during the First Indochina War? We'll consider these questions and how they led to U.S. foreign policy decisions in this lesson.
3. Eisenhower's Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia in the 1950s
President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during a peak period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's goals in Southeast Asia, including his use of Containment, collective security and concealed tactics.
4. Primary Source: Department of State Bulletin, Oct. 5 1953 - 'Assistance to Indochina'
In 1953, the vast majority of Americans had never head of Vietnam, nor did they know the government's interests and plans there. Over the next two decades it would slowly grow to be a major, and controversial, conflict.
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Other chapters within the History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War course
- Vietnamese Nationalism
- The First Indochina War
- The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War
- U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
- Opposition to the Vietnam War
- Battles & Operations of the Vietnam War
- Participants & Strategies in the Vietnam War
- Cambodia & Laos in the Vietnam War
- Effects of the Vietnam War
- Required Assignments for History 308
- Studying for History 308: Causes & Effects of the Vietnam War