Ken Burns Classroom

Ngo Dinh Diem’s Rise to Power

Ken Burns Film: The Vietnam War

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 6:36

Learn how the United States hoped to encourage the creation of a democratic government in South Vietnam under the leadership of Ngo Dinh Diem, and the many challenges presented by this goal.