Active Dissent: Campus Protests on Vietnam
Suggested Teaching Instructions
This lesson is designed as a document analysis activity for the Winter 2023 issue of New York Archives Magazine. Please visit the educator page for additional resources.
Connections to NYS Social Studies Framework
11.9 COLD WAR (1945 – 1990): In the period following World War II, the United States entered into an extended era of international conflict called the Cold War which influenced foreign and domestic policy for more than 40 years. (Standards: 1, 2, 3; Themes: TCC, GOV, ECON)
11.9a After World War II, ideological differences led to political tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. In an attempt to halt the spread of Soviet influence, the United States pursued a policy of containment.
Students will examine reasons for declining public confidence in government, including America’s involvement in Vietnam, student protests, the growing antiwar movement, and the Watergate affair.