Item Details

Vietnam [electronic resource]

Media Rich Learning (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
A part of the series America in the 20th Century. It was the longest war in America's history and the most divisive in more than a century. This program explores the genesis of America's painful military "quagmire" from the roots of Vietnamese nationalism through a century of French colonial rule to the first Indochina war; it then takes viewers from John F. Kennedy's initial deployment of military advisers through increases and escalations under the Johnson administration to the final, tragic moments of Saigon's fall in the spring of 1975. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
72 min.
Language
English
English (dubbed in)
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
America in the 20th Century (13 Parts)
America in the 20th Century
Contents
  • Introduction to Vietnam (2:11)
  • French Colonizers and Vietnamese Defiance (1:31)
  • Ho Chi Minh at Paris, Versailles and Moscow (1:26)
  • Viet Minh and Appeals to America (2:21)
  • First Indochina War (2:08)
  • Geneva Accords (1:40)
  • Domino Theory (1:49)
  • Diem's Difficulties (1:21)
  • North Vietnamese Atrocities and Ho's Popularity (1:55)
  • Kennedy Increases Commitment (3:05)
  • Strategic Hamlets and Buddhist Protests (2:51)
  • Diem's Assassination and American Complicity (2:14)
  • Johnson's Motives and Tonkin Gulf (2:09)
  • Escalation (1:20)
  • Rhetoric During Escalation (1:09)
  • Infrastructure Building and Reliance on Bombs (1:46)
  • Yadrang and War of Endurance (3:11)
  • Yadrang's Influence on Strategy (1:18)
  • Wearing Down America (2:01)
  • Johnson's Dilemma (2:03)
  • Credibility Gap and Protests (1:26)
  • Draining the Great Society (1:32)
  • Dividing America (1:36)
  • Tet Offensive (1:28)
  • Media, Tet and Public Opinion (2:45)
  • Cronkite Turns Against War (1:29)
  • 1968 Tumult (3:23)
  • Peace With Honor (2:14)
  • Cambodia Invasion and Kent State (1:29)
  • Easter Offensive and Secret Negotiations (1:32)
  • Cease Fire (2:24)
  • Nixon Resigns (2:13)
  • Fall of Saigon (1:20)
  • Ghosts of Vietnam (2:08)
  • Effects on American Psychology and Military Policy (1:22)
  • War Damage to Southeast Asia (2:07)
  • Enduring Debate (0:48)
  • Credits: Vietnam (0:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 47584s Films Media Group
  • 47586 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (72 min.) : sd., col. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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