Ken Burns Classroom

French Pacification Program

Ken Burns Film: The Vietnam War

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 4:09

Learn how France used a program called Pacification to try to win over the rural Vietnamese, by building infrastructure and vaccinating children, and the violent reaction of opposition groups, such as the communists and Viet Minh, who wanted independence.