The Vietnam War
One of the most controversial proxy-wars of the Cold War was the Vietnam War. Lasting from 1955 to 1975, the North Vietnamese fought the South Vietnamese with the USSR's and America's respective support.
Introduction to the Vietnam War
An introduction to the Vietnam War, including a review of the United States’ involvement, the decline in public support for the war, and the impact of the war on the Vietnamese people.
Resistance to the Vietnam War
This article discusses the reasons behind popular resistance to the Vietnam War along with the ways people showed their disapproval (and, eventually, helped bring the war to an end).
Teaching Kids in Vietnam to Avoid a Deadly, Everyday Legacy of War
Michael Sullivan, for All Things Considered on NPR
This NPR story describes education in Vietnam today that might save a life: lessons about different kinds of explosives.
‘Chasing Memories’ In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam
Hansi Lo Wang
Refugees who traveled to the United States following the Vietnam War gather at a former processing center to remember their past.
A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men
Karen Grigsby Bates
Muhammad Ali, a famous American boxer and social activist who passed away in 2016, is remembered for his bold courage.
In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories of War Have Faded
Michael Sullivan, for NPR
This NPR story explains why some Vietnamese people have a better opinion of America today than one might expect.
Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Great Society
This informational text discusses the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and his “Great Society” program, meant to improve the lives of people in need.
After 40 Years, The Complete Pentagon Papers
Michael Cooper and Sam Roberts
In this 2011 The New York Times article, Michael Cooper and Sam Roberts discuss the declassification of documents that were leaked 40 years ago to the press.