'The Vietnam War' is a crisp overview of the longest war in American history - a conflict whose burden became unbearable and fought with hard lessons. Learn why the most powerful nation in the world could not obtain victory over Ho Chi Minh and the communist North Vietnamese. From the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964 to the Tet Offensive, the war perpetually escalated. Meanwhile, divisive anti-war protests in America nearly tore the country apart. In January 1973, the Paris Peace Accord was signed. U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, ending many years of bitter struggle.Grade Level: 5-12. 30 minutes.