I graduated HS in 1995 and I can quite honestly tell you we studied the Vietnam war for LESS THAN A WEEK
Considering the sweep of history and covering 200+ years of material in one course, a full week on Vietnam is probably too much for a HS American History class. I'd be more concerned if you had spent less than a week on the Revolution or the Civil War and the series of events that lead to both. IMHO, they are each far more complex and difficult to quickly grasp and each far more important in determining what this nation is about than Vietnam in the overall story of our country.
posted on 07/15/2003 2:18:21 PM PDT
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That's not really the problem. What IS the problem, in my view, is that when I went through middle and HS, there was a lot of emphasis on the early American history like the Revolution and the Civil War. I understand and applaud the emphasis on the early stages of government, but once I got to HS, it's like nothing major happened in the world after, say, World War II. So many major events following the World Wars are not being studied thoroughly enough. (Hell it would surely explain the leftists that keep claiming that Iraq was going to turn into another Vietnam)
posted on 07/15/2003 3:12:14 PM PDT
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