What Was the Vietnam War?
Which of these facts are true?
It divided the United States like no event since the Civil War
58,318 American soldiers lost their lives in a war on the other side of the world
It made a president so unpopular that he decided not to run for reelection
All of the above
Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world.
The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops.