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Vietnam War During the Nixon Years - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
If you're looking to review significant events occurring toward the Vietnam War's end, our instructors can help you examine Nixon's plans to de-escalate American involvement in the war and the congressional actions that ultimately brought an end to U.S. air strikes and troop deployment. The negotiations that produced a temporary cease fire are also discussed. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- Nixon's strategies for shifting control of military operations to the South Vietnamese
- Outcomes of U.S. military operations in Laos and Cambodia
- Forms of congressional opposition to the war
- Conditions of the Paris Peace Accords
|Vietnamization: Nixon's Plan to Withdraw American Forces||Understand Nixon's plan to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese in order to expedite pacification and gradually withdraw American forces.|
|Cambodia and Laos: Impact of Major Operations Under Nixon||Uncover Nixon's secret bombing of Cambodia as well as Operation Lam Son 719 in Laos.|
|American Dissent During the Vietnam War||Examine the second wave of American dissent against the war and explore forms of congressional opposition, including the Case-Church Amendment, Cooper-Church Amendment and War Powers Act.|
|The Paris Peace Accords in 1973: Nixon, Kissinger & North Vietnam||Trace the negotiations between Nixon, Kissinger and North Vietnam and their culmination in the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.|
1. Vietnam War During the Nixon Years: Learning Objectives & Activities
The lessons in this chapter will teach you about President Richard Nixon's plan for getting U.S. troops out of Vietnam. Once you've complete the lessons, use the key questions and activities to apply what you've learned.
2. 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.
3. Cambodia and Laos: Impact of Major Operations Under Nixon
During the Vietnam War, President Nixon launched a secret bombing campaign to upset North Vietnamese supply and training bases. In this lesson, learn about the impact this bombing had on Vietnam and the neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos.
4. 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.
5. The Paris Peace Accords in 1973: Nixon, Kissinger & North Vietnam
It was a long and daunting journey toward the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973. Learn about the history of the negotiations between the United States and North Vietnam, as well as the final outcome, in this lesson.
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