Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Vietnam War Escalation and the Anti-War Movement

Vietnam War Escalation and the Anti-War Movement

Professor Margaret O'Mara talked about the events that led to the escalation of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War and the causes anti-war movement within the U.S.

Description

Professor Margaret O'Mara talked about the events that led to the escalation of the United States involvement in the Vietnam War and the causes anti-war movement within the U.S.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the dilemna President Lyndon Johnson faced in Vietnam after becoming president.
  • Explain the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War by 1968. What role did the draft play in the escalation?
  • Explain how the draft increased the anti-war movement in the United States.
  • What was the Tet Offensive? Describe its role in increasing the anti-war movement in the United States.
  • Explain the role of demographics and the youth movement in the anti-war movement.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Baby Boom
    • Cold War
    • Draft
    • Guerilla Warfare
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Lyndon Johnson
    • Proxy
    • Social Justice
    • Tet Offensive

    Topics

    Foreign PolicyU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity