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Your Viewpoint

You are OPPOSED to the mural being about common images of the Vietnam War and the peace movement. You believe that most murals would be filled with stereotypes rather than truths.

You believe that there are too many myths and untruths surrounding the Vietnam War. Since you are a historian, you would rather discuss the facts of the Vietnam War rather than glorify or glamorize it.

Questions to address

  1. When was the Vietnam War?
  2. How were the French involved?
  3. Why did the United States get involved in the war?
  4. How long was the war?
  5. How many casualties were there?
  6. What was the outcome of the war?
  7. Which U.S. presidents made decisions that affected the war?

Internet Resources

  • War Overview

  • This site give an extensive history of the conflict in Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.
  • The World Factbook page on Vietnam

  • A very detailed list of facts about Vietnam. There is information about Vietnam's geography, people, and government.
  • Vietnam: A Country Study

  • From the Library of Congress. A detailed history of Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and the country of Vietnam. The Central Intelligence Agency's list of information and maps about Vietnam.
  • Statistics about the Vietnam War

  • Statistical information on common myths about the Vietnam War.
  • Destination Vietnam

  • A history of the country of Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Links

  • Links collected by students relating to the Vietnam War: Very extensive, but also covers topics other than yours.
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