Ch 10: STAAR US History: The Vietnam War

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Our subject-matter experts assembled these lessons to help prepare you for taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) US History test. This chapter is about the Vietnam War.

STAAR US History: The Vietnam War - Chapter Summary

These lessons are short videos that discuss key events of the Vietnam War. The purpose is to help you be able to answer related questions when you take the STAAR US History test. These lessons will strengthen your ability to answer test questions about the following topics:

  • Causes of the Vietnam War
  • The domino theory
  • The TET offensive
  • Nixon's plan to withdraw American forces
  • Fall of Saigon
  • American dissent and opposition to the war
  • Post-war issues

Our instructors keep the video run times at less than 10 minutes. Since lessons are available on mobile devices, the short lesson lengths make it easy to progress on your studies whenever you have a little time, from wherever you are. We provide a self-assessment quiz for you to take at the end of each lesson and there is an end of chapter test so you know how you are doing each step of the way.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: STAAR US History: The Vietnam War
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The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

1. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

The Domino Theory & the Vietnam War: Definition & Eisenhower's Speech

2. The Domino Theory & the Vietnam War: Definition & Eisenhower's Speech

How did the United States come to be involved in a nearly twenty-year long conflict in Southeast Asia, with a nation most Americans knew nothing about? The extensive American military and diplomatic entanglement in Vietnam was justified, to a large extent, by the 'domino theory,' a principle laid out by Dwight Eisenhower in 1954.

The Tet Offensive: The First Major Offensive from North Vietnam

3. The Tet Offensive: The First Major Offensive from North Vietnam

The Tet Offensive marked the first major conventional invasion by North Vietnam on South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Learn more about the invasion, including the planning, execution and outcome of the offensive.

Vietnamization: Nixon's Plan to Withdraw American Forces

4. Vietnamization: Nixon's Plan to Withdraw American Forces

When Nixon was elected President, he faced a difficult decision concerning Vietnam. In this lesson, learn about President Nixon's strategy to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese and gradually withdraw American forces.

The Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War: Causes and Timeline

5. The Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War: Causes and Timeline

On April 30, 1975, the Fall of Saigon occurred in South Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War. Learn about the lead-up to the event, its occurrence and the aftermath for the United States and Southeast Asia in this lesson.

Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968

6. Opposition to the Vietnam War, 1965-1968

The antiwar movement from 1965 to 1968 was the first wave of American dissent against the Vietnam War. Learn about the movement, including its leadership, organizations, and impact on President Lyndon B. Johnson in this lesson.

American Dissent During the Vietnam War

7. American Dissent During the Vietnam War

This lesson looks at the anti-war protests that gripped the United States during the Vietnam War. Learn about the student activism and congressional amendments that attempted to stop the conflict.

Post-War Issues: Aftereffects of the Vietnam War on the U.S.

8. Post-War Issues: Aftereffects of the Vietnam War on the U.S.

The defeat of the United States in the Vietnam War gripped the nation in the decades that followed. Learn more about the post-war years, including policy, veteran affairs and the American psyche, in this lesson.

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