Cold War: How and why America got out of Vietnam Return to the case study menu
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2a Write a brief summary of the type of people protesting in the stadium shown in the clip.
2b Why are they protesting?
2c Why is there such a bad relationship between Reagan and the students?

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2d What evidence is there in this film of America being a divided society?
2e Is the Vietnam War the main cause of the divisions or just one of many causes?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 2.
What does Source 2 suggest about why the USA found it hard to get out of Vietnam?
Does it provide evidence of military, political or both types of factors?
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British news report on protests in the USA against the Vietnam War 1967

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British news report on protests in the US against the Vietnam War 1967