Vietnam played such a large role in the history of America,
particularly in the 1960's and 1970's, that it is easy to forget that we
were involved in that country the decade previous.
Your assignment is to write a 2-4 page paper that explains clearly how this happened by responding to the following topic:
Beginning in the 1950s, maintaining a non-Communist South Vietnam became crucial in American efforts to contain communism.
What was the
nation's justification for its actions in South Vietnam in the 1950s and
its determination to abide by the outcome of free elections there only
if those elections yielded a non-Communist leader?
For citation guidelines, please refer to the table in the APA Style section of the syllabus.