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The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The Geneva Conference that took place in 1954 aimed to bring peace to Indochina. This conference and the Geneva Accords that resulted from the conference had a strong impact on the United States' involvement in Vietnam. The instructors in this chapter will use engaging video lessons to describe the Conference as well as its effect on the Vietnam War. The quizzes in each lesson will help you examine your comprehension of the material. The topics in this chapter include:
- How the Geneva Accords were significant to the United States and Vietnam
- How the leadership of the United States and Vietnam reacted to the Geneva Accords
- What activities North Vietnam engaged in to prepare for their conflict with the United States
|Geneva Accords: Definition & Overview||Define the Geneva Accords and understand why it is significant.|
|U.S. Reaction to the Geneva Accords: Summary & Analysis||Discover how the leadership of the United States responded to the Geneva Accords.|
|Impact of the Geneva Accords on Viet Minh Leadership||Analyze the impact of the Accords on the leadership of Viet Minh, as well as their successes and mistakes after the Geneva Conference.|
|North Vietnam Mobilizes for War: The Ho Chi Minh Trail & The Viet Cong||Outline how the Democratic Republic of Vietnam carried out mobilization for war from 1955 to 1962.|
1. Geneva Accords: Definition & Overview
A number of events contributed to the Vietnam War, including the Geneva Conference and the Geneva Accords. This lesson explains the context and main provisions of the Geneva Accords.
2. U.S. Reaction to the Geneva Accords: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, you'll learn how the United States responded to the Geneva Accords. Find out why U.S. involvement in Vietnam increased just as the French were leaving.
3. Primary Source: The American Response to the Geneva Accords
After nearly a decade of fighting, the French government of the 1950s decided to award independence to its rebellious Indochina colonies. Even so, they maintained the importance of free elections to prevent a communist takeover.
4. Impact of the Geneva Accords on Viet Minh Leadership
The Geneva Accords left the Viet Minh with challenges and opportunities. Consider the new struggles that resulted following the ceasefire with the French in 1954.
5. North Vietnam Mobilizes for War: The Ho Chi Minh Trail & The Viet Cong
Following the First Indochina War, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam began rebuilding for a prolonged struggle against the United States. Learn about the DRV's mobilization for war from 1955 to 1962 in this video lesson.
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Other chapters within the History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Vietnamese Nationalism
- The First Indochina War
- Early American Involvement in Indochina
- 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