Use this Discovering American History video entitled War Abroad War at Home 1965 to 1974 to study the Vietnam conflict, the longest and least successful war in American history. Learn how the period of greatest involvement was from 1965 to 1974, and because of their aggressive military policies, it became known as "Johnson's war" and then "Nixon's war." Discover the Vietnam war and how actions against it diverted the domestic agendas of President Johnson and student reform groups. Learn how President Nixon proved not to be as conservative as expected in some social reform areas and how he was also able to make a major foreign policy opening to Communist China and subsequently to Soviet Russia.
Learn about War Abroad, War at Home 1965-1974.