Secondary Source Search - American Visions

Use your American Vision textbook (pgs 772 – 776) to answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. Why does the United States support the French in Vietnam?  How/why is this a difficult decision for U.S.?
  2. Who are the Vietminh?  What do they want?  Who is their leader? 
  3.   What is the Domino Theory? 
  4.   How does the text describe guerillas?  What is their fighting style?
  5. What happened at Dien Bien Phu?  Why is this event significant?  What lesson does it offer?
  6. What are the Geneva Accords and list the 3 provisions (what they do).
  7.  Why did Ngo Dinh Diem refuse to follow Geneva Accords?
  8. How does U.S. role increase in Vietnam following French departure?