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The Vietnam War

How did the U.S. involvement in the vietnam war affect the United States' people and government?
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Richard Tyler

on 17 May 2011

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The Vietnam War and Richard Tyler By Connor Watkins The Vietnam War was one of the most
politically and socially debated wars
ever. Our essential question:
How did the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War affect it's people and government? Distrust in government fueled the Americans to protest against the war. There were over 536,000 Amercians that were fighting in the war at the end of 1968. Television helped increase the Americans distrust in government. Many Americans didn't want to enter the war and neither did the Vietnamese people. The American government made them enter the war to fight communism. This led to the Americans having distrust and concerns about their government. News in Vietnam didn't reach the soldiers in time and they had no idea about the protests. Also one of the most expensive wars: around $548 billion dollars. People were angry with government for telling them news differnt from what they saw on TV. 58,148 American soldiers
were killed in
Vietnam. 23,214 people were completely
disabled. 75,000 were severely disabled Despite the conflict with the U.S government and people, the economy was thriving. War improved business for the milatary Industrial complex. Many soldiers opposed fighting in the war. the worst affect from the war was the citezins distrust in government There were two different groups during the war. Doves were people that were against the war. Hawks were people who supported the war. The main reason for entering the war was to prevent the murder of residents by their government. Both Nixon and Lyndon Johnson were accused of abusing their power. Many soldiers and civillians died because of this war. The
Vietnam War Memorial was made to honor these soldiers Another result from the war was that boys and dads were drafted. The big influence that started the the thought of communism was the French. Conflicts between North and South Vietnam created the Vietnam War in 1955. Nixon ordered a cease fire and ended the war in May 12-15 1975. Citation: http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/nhhs/html3/vet.htm http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1027500/what_impact_did_the_vietnam_war_have.html?cat=9 http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/O-W/The-Vietnam-War-and-Its-Impact.html http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/usa194180/impact_vietnam.shtml http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/vietnam.asp http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/vietnam/timeline.htm http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-thriving-economy-xxl--image8384001 http://www.zazzle.com/military_industrial_complex_obama_bumper_sticker-128179084686787013 http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/Dove-Peace-Static-Cling-(5096).html http://www.old-dana-farmstead.com/Hawks.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Nixon.jpg http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!BkT7!Cw!Wk~$(KGrHqYH-DoEt!cqyH6LBL(Fw1Pm6!~~_3.JPG http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?list_results_format=standard&page=2&per_page=100&q%5Bdate_range_end%5D=1973-12-01&q%5Bdate_range_start%5D=1962-01-01&sort=items.id&sort_direction=ASC http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2010/04/30/looking-back-at-the-vietnam-war/ http://www.photoeverywhere.co.uk/west/paris/slides/eiffel_tower_night3030.htm http://people-press.org/1998/03/10/how-americans-view-government/ http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=LBJ_TES_es_06 http://www.english-online.at/history/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-background.htm http://www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/museum/graphics/helicopters_vietnam.jpg http://www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/museum/graphics/helicopters_vietnam.jpg http://hankmemoir.wordpress.com/category/the-1940s/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/stoptorture/2007/10/17/harvard-law-faculty-letter-calls-for-accountability-for-waterboardi/ http://mitchellarchives.com/vietnam-war-hanoi-newspaper-in-english.htm http://marriage.families.com/blog/tv-wives-as-role-models-my-faves-from-the-1980s-present-day http://www.eaglestock.com/vietm01.htm
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