Korean War/Vietnam War


The U.S got involved in both the Korean war and the Vietnam war because of their Communist ideas. The U.S at the time had a goal to contain the communist countries of Vietnam and Korea. The U.S government stepped in so they could stop Communism from spreading to other countries around the world. A great example of this is when Communist North Korea started to push into South Korea. 

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We want the reader to be able to understand the the reasons the war began, important events, and why the war ended. 

Read through these links to get and better understanding of these topics:

Vietnam War- https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history

Korean War- https://www.history.com/topics/korean-war 

Answer the questions below:

1. Why did the Americans involve themselves in the Vietnam/Korean wars?



2. What was the Tet Offensive and who initiated the attack?



3. How many Americans were killed in the Korean War?





This link will show the reader a lot of information about major battles and turning points that took place during the war. the article talks about the impacts that the war had on Vietnam and its people. There is also a good section on the causes of why the war ended. https://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history

This article has a lot of the general information about the Vietnam war. At the same time this article talks about what was going on in america at the time. In the section "The War in America" the writer talks about the protesting that was going on in america because of people wanting to bring the war to an end.  http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/history/

This is a very good article to get information from about the Korean war. on the left side of the screen you can see that there are many tabs all with information of different aspects or events that happened during the war https://www.britannica.com/event/Korean-War/Invasion-and-counterinvasion-1950-51

This source about the Korean war was good and it is from a reliable website. The section where it talks about the Chinese intervention in the war was good because other sources didn't bring it up as much. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/coldwar/korea_hickey_01.shtml#two

This is a very good link because it has a bunch of pictures from the Vietnam war. It is very useful because it shows the true nature of what was going on during the war. Some of the pictures have blood in them but that should be expected.   *below*

This is another very reliable source that often has factual content. this article is good because it shows the side of the Vietnamese people, a side that is not usually spoken about. The article has quotes from the people who were living in Vietnam at the time of the war.  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/the-vietnam-war-as-seen-by-the-north-vietnamese/390627/

This source is very good because it uses a lot of dates to show when major events of the Vietnam war took place. It is in timeline format so that it is very easy to understand and there are a few pictures from some of the events that were mentioned.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/09/11/vietnam-war-timeline-u-s-involvement-over-decades/653693001/

This link talks about the award winning documentary "The Vietnam War". This document talked about how communism was taking over Asia. The author also talks about how he is worried about the Catholics in Vietnam. He is worried because they were being killed just for their religion.  https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/signs-times/vietnam-war-revisited 

This article was done by CNN and its focuses on the star of the war and why it started. It also focuses on how many US soldiers were killed in Vietnam and how much money was spent. It also has a good time line on the important parts of the war.  https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/28/world/asia/korean-war-fast-facts/index.html

 This article was posted by News week and it has good facts on what was used during the war. It talks about how many bombs were dropped and how much it cost.It also talked about North Korea and their infulence on the war. http://www.newsweek.com/us-forget-korean-war-led-crisis-north-592630


The students answers will be graded on the following:

1. Weather or not their answer makes sense for the question asked.

2. If they use information from the links in their answers to show that they actually read them. 

3. If the students states what link they got their answer from. 


The Vietnam war and the Korean war were both similar in the way they started. We want students to read through the links and gather information about both wars like how/why they started and info about the major points in each war. 

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