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The Vietnam War


America’s controversial war. Why did we fight and what did we accomplish? The Broadsheets and vivid, hands-on documents give voice to many different perspectives from ardent supporters to the passionate opposition. Students and teachers, even parents, will be intrigued by the documents, and, perhaps, personality relate to the draft lottery chart. Historian: David Jeffries. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Beginnings to the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Gulf of Tonkin and the Tet Offensive
  • The Anti-War Movement
  • Vietnamization and the Paris Peace Accords
  • The Fall of Saigon and the Aftermath
Timeline: 1941-1982 Historical Documents
  • Front page of San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 1954.
  • Portion of the 1954 peace agreement signed by the Vietnamese and French.
  • Newspaper story on marines landing at Da Nang.
  • After combat report, November 1965.
  • Nine rules of conduct for U.S. Soldiers.
  • Rogers Rangers’ advice to soldiers.
  • Vietcong policy toward POW’s.
  • Second Brigade’s “Hoofbeats” newsletter, 1967.
  • Vietcong after action report, 1968.
  • New Mobilizer, January 1970.
  • Congressional Medal of Honor for Nicholas Cutinha.
  • Joint Peace Treaty by students of U.S. and Vietnam.
  • Letter from soldier Tom Lucas to Albert Ettinger.
  • Bureau of Public Affairs pro-war publication, 1970.
  • Draft document poster.
  • April 30, 1975 front page of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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