Vietnam Text Questions (pgs 777 – 781):
Directions:  Answer each question in complete sentences on your own notebook paper.

  1. Who are the Vietcong and what is their purpose? 
  2. Why did Kennedy need to appear “tough on Communism”?  What evidence does the text use to support this statement?
  3. Why did the Americans believe support for the Vietcong grew in South Vietnam?
  4. What is a military coup, and why did one occur against Diem?
  5. What is the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?  What powers does it give the president (Johnson)?  Why was it passed?
  6. Read Different Viewpoints (pages 780 – 781) and answer Learning From History Questions.