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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
Vietnamization refers to President Nixon's strategy for a peaceful end to the Vietnam War. Learn about Vietnamization, Nixon's plan to gradually withdraw American forces from Vietnam after strengthening South Vietnam, and the outcome.
3. Cambodia and Laos: Impact of Major Operations Under Nixon
Cambodia and Laos are neighboring countries to Vietnam that were bombed during the Vietnam War to disrupt supply lines to North Vietnam. Learn about Operation Menu and the impact of major operations under President Nixon.
4. American Dissent During the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was an unpopular conflict that provoked many Americans to protest the war. Learn about American dissent during the Vietnam War, including protest movements among students on and off-campus, and learn about congressional dissent and the Case-Church Amendment.
5. The Paris Peace Accords in 1973: Nixon, Kissinger & North Vietnam
In 1973, the Paris Peace Accords sought to end American involvement in the Vietnam War. Explore the long road to negotiating peace with North Vietnam, Nixon's and Kissinger's roles, and the peace provisions agreed upon between the two sides.
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