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Walter Cronkite calls for the United States to get out of Vietnam
On February 27, 1968, Walter Cronkite called for the U.S. to get out of Vietnam, that the war there could not be won. Thirty-three days later, President Lyndon Johnson announced he would not run for re-election.
The infamous and ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a military supply route running from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam. The route sent weapons, manpower, ammunition and other supplies from communist-led North Vietnam to their supporters in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
This video summarizes the role of American Service Women in the Vietnam War. The video reviews the various roles the women fulfilled, facts about their role in the war and has three HOT questions to further encourage discussion and thought about women and their role in the military.
Overview: On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, effectively ending the Vietnam War. In the days before, U.S. forces evacuated thousands of Americans and South Vietnamese. American diplomats were on the frontlines, organizing what would be the most ambitious helicopter evacuation in history.
In this activity students analyze the lyrics to a popular Vietnam War protest song and discuss how music can be used to motivate people and for protest. Then students will create a new stanza for the protest song "I-Feel-Like-I'm Fixin'-To-Die Rag."
The war in Vietnam has been described as the first "living room war"—meaning combat was seen on TV screens and newspapers on a daily basis. Newspaper and television crews documented this war much more intensely than they did earlier conflicts. This willingness to allow documentation of the war extended to the military's own photographers—who captured thousands of images that covered every aspect of the conflict between 1962 and 1975.