• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Evaluation of sources for their utility

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

GCSE History Coursework: Vietnam Introduction Vietnam is located in South-East Asia bordering China. This country was part of the French Indo-China party; however it had independent nationalist fighters who wanted Vietnam for the Vietnamese. The Geneva Peace Conference divided Vietnam in 1954. The North was ruled by communist Ho� Chi� Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem had influence over the South puppet state. Later USA offered support and defended Diem's government with money and weapons in order to avoid communism from spreading. 1. Evaluation of sources for their utility The sources A, B and C demonstrate various insight and evidence to why USA got involved in the Vietnam War. Source A is a primary data spoken by President of America, Johnson Kennedy in April, 1965 after Operation Rolling Thunder. ...read more.

Middle

Source A is set just after the disastrous mass bombing of Operation Rolling Thunder which shows he is justifying their failure in order to keep people's confidence high. This proves that the source is not useful in some ways. The speech also discreetly refers to the fear of America towards the "Domino Theory". Johnson considers that the act of "containment" had be applied otherwise it would ruin USA's commitment and reputation. It was necessary to stop communism. At the end he quotes from the Bible as confirmation to being religious. Source B is very different from the previous source as it is a private conversation, though from the same person. ...read more.

Conclusion

His position is also in danger! Unfortunately the discussion is in 1964, which is too late. Unlike source A and B, source C an interview from an American critic in October 1982. As it is set very close to the time of the event the Source is primary evidence. Source C is useful because it illustrate that there were some people strongly against the war. It also reveals some useful information as an advantage of hindsight. Having to know that Professor Chomsky is a "critic" obviously he would be pessimistic. His speech is biased as he mostly selects and gives his views from the opposing side. As the interview is after the Vietnam War he has had the benefit of hindsight but this has fully affected his views since the end of the Vietnam War. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. History Vietnam War

    Also in Source F the writer uses the phrase the writer uses the phrase 'I am sick to death of it'. This gives the impression that he cant take any more of this 'tragedy' and that he could be possibly be on the verge of a mental breakdown as was common with a vast number of Vietnam veterans.

  2. What Reasons Did The HSCA Have in 1979 for Suggesting That President Kennedy Was ...

    Three shots had been fired and two had hit the president. He had killed Officer Tippit to avoid arrest. However despite this official statement, many had doubts over the Warren Commissions conclusion. By 1967, a poll produced findings that over a third of Americans doubted the Warren Commissions findings.

  1. American involvment in vietnam war

    This arrangement was to exist pending a re-unification election for Vietnam within two years. By 1955, America, unhappy with the status quo in Vietnam had installed a pro-American anti-communist as governor of the Southern sector. Diem subsequently proclaimed his sector as the Republic of Vietnam.

  2. Race Relations in the US since 1954

    This punishment was a small price to pay to stand up for what she and the black community believe in. Rosa Parks had felt so strong about racism that prior to the event she had joined the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and had been selected to represent the Montgomery branch.

  1. Discussing John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    shot came right past my left ear, and that meant it would have had to have come from this direction. And that's when I fell down, and to me it seemed like a second shot was at least fired over my head".

  2. Battlefields Coursework

    fire 600 rounds per minute at a range of 4,500 yards1, and against inexperienced Generals who pushed men forward the tactic did not work. Another tactic that has always been employed is holding ground. Once a piece of land was taken, it was customary to fight and hold onto that land for as long as possible.

  1. History of Grenada (How to write a short IGCSE essay: Plan, Evaluation of Sources, ...

    Grenada is in the Southern Caribbean 4. It was first discovered by Columbus in 1498 5. Nowadays Grenada is know as ?The spice of the Caribbean? because it is one of the worlds biggest exporter of Nutmeg and Spices Evidence Introduction 1. Grenada is situated in the Caribbean, in the southern Windward Islands just north of Trinidad and Tobago 2.

  2. Life In The Trenches - research and evaluation of the sources

    conditions as well, because I can see that there is only mud surrounding the soldiers. From my own knowledge I know that rainfall was dreaded by the soldiers in the trenches, because the ground surrounding them became wet and sticky and sometimes mudslides occurred.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work