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Conflict and Compromise: The Vietnam War

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Social Studies +4 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day 2018, "Conflict and Compromise in History."

These resources - including protest posters, archival photographs, interviews, artwork, and articles - explore the topic of the Vietnam War from multiple perspectives. Resources highlight politics, the experience of soldiers, anti-war protests, and artwork created in reaction to the Vietnam War. The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with both the analysis of this historical event and the analysis of different types of resources (photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object). The third tile contains a graphic organizer, created by National History Day, to help explore historical context and the "Conflict and Compromise in History" theme.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Tags: ho chi-minh; lyndon b. johnson; richard nixon; walter cronkite; henry kissinger; veteran; oral history; viet cong; protest; peace; 50s; 60s; 70s; 20th century; 1900s; national endowment for the humanities; nhd; #NHD

Lyndon B. Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Lyndon B. Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Ho Chi-Minh

National Portrait Gallery

Vo Nguyen Giap

National Portrait Gallery

Duong Van Minh

National Portrait Gallery

Nguyen Cao Ky

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Nixon

National Portrait Gallery

Where Nixon’s Troubles Began

Smithsonian Magazine

James William Fulbright

National Portrait Gallery

Henry Kissinger

National Portrait Gallery

Daniel Ellsberg and Walter Cronkite

National Portrait Gallery

Photograph of two American soldiers in Vietnam

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of four American soldiers in Vietnam

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Saigon

National Portrait Gallery

Wars, Vietnam; Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey). [photograph]

National Air and Space Museum Archives

William Westmoreland

National Portrait Gallery

William Westmoreland

National Portrait Gallery

William L. Calley

National Portrait Gallery

War Letters Lost and Found

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Valor in Black and White: War Stories of Horace Poolaw

National Museum of the American Indian

Nine Rules of Conduct Card

National Museum of American History

Geneva Convention ID Card

National Museum of American History

Hanoi Hilton "Pajamas"

National Museum of American History

Prisoner of War Tin Cup with Writing

National Museum of American History

POW Bracelets

National Museum of American History

Bella Abzug

National Portrait Gallery

Pete Seeger

National Portrait Gallery

Stokely Carmichael

National Portrait Gallery

Joan Baez

National Portrait Gallery

Muhammad Ali

National Portrait Gallery

Chicago Eight: Join the Conspiracy

National Portrait Gallery

Lyndon B. Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Poster with anti-war message by the Student Mobilization Committee

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Poster, "Smash Imperialism"

National Museum of American History

Poster against the Vietnam War

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Flyer advertising student strike against the Vietnam War

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Draftees of the World, Unite!

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Anti-Vietnam March #1

Smithsonian American Art Museum

May Day demonstration

National Museum of American History

Anti-war demonstration

National Museum of American History

Anti-war demonstration

National Museum of American History

Death of Rubén Salazar

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Meet Frank Romero

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Signs

National Portrait Gallery

U.S. Build-up in Vietnam

National Portrait Gallery

Vietnam Comes Home

National Portrait Gallery

The New Image--X

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Peace with Honor

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Political Prisoner

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mr. and Mrs. America

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Man on Fire

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Vietnam Memorial

Smithsonian American Art Museum