The Legacy of the Vietnam War .

The Legacy of the Vietnam War

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way within the guidelines of 2,100- to 2,800 words.

Paper describes the polarizing effect of the Vietnam War on America, including the legacies still visible in present-day public opinion, military strategies, and foreign policies.

Refer to a minimum of 6 primary sources to support your conclusions.

Address all of the following issues:


·         Nixon’s foreign policy team (Kissinger) and the team’s actions

·         Nixon Strategy

·         Détente

·         Election of 1972

·         Antiwar demonstrations and marches on the White House

·         The Silent Majority

·         Cambodia “invasion”

·         Kent State

·         Vietnamization and Laotian incursion

·         The My Lai Massacre

·         SALT Treaty I

·         The diplomatic strategies of the Paris Accord

·         Prisoners of War (POWs)

·         Vietnam Syndrome

·         Specific political and military legacies of the Vietnam War, both in

America and globally


The paper also includes the following:

·         A minimum of 3 secondary sources, one of which must be from the course;

An APA formatted Bibliography

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