Ken Burns Classroom

US Involvement in Indochina

Ken Burns Film: The Vietnam War

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 1:24

By 1954, US tax payers were paying for nearly 80% of France’s war in Vietnam because Eisenhower’s administration thought it was important in the fight against communism.