SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1124: Answer and Explanation
3. Vietnam revisionism is a belief that
A. immediate peace was necessary.
B. America lost the war because of a lack of congressional support.
C. the demonstrators lost the war.
D. the Army did not fight hard enough.
E. the Vietnamese were tougher than we had expected.
Correct Answer: B
The general opinion among political thinkers is that Vietnam was an unwinnable war. The Revisionists contend that Congress did not give the military enough support. They believe that the demonstrations had no effect, and they also believe the Army fought hard but was not permitted to fight long enough.