American Vision Text Reading pages 795 – 797 U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam

  1. What do the 1971 polls show?  What change or concession does the text reveal in Nixon’s negotiating plan?
  2. According to the text, why do the peace negotiations break down?  How does Nixon respond to try to force the North to resume negotiations? (use/explain specific example)
  3. When did the Vietnam War officially end?  What concessions does South Vietnam make?
  4. Explain how South Vietnam eventually falls to communism.
  5. List and explain 5 effects of the Vietnam War.  You must include the War Powers Act.
  6. Examine the photo on page 796.  Why do you think Saigon residents were desperate to leave?