Ken Burns Classroom

Truman Faces a Cold War

Ken Burns Film: The Vietnam War

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

After Russia became a nuclear power, Communist forces seized control of China, and the British colonies of Burma and Malaya. Mao and the Soviet Union formally recognized Ho Chi Minh’s insurgency, providing them with arms, equipment, and military training.