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Transcript of 06.07 Disillusionment
For assignment 06.07, it asked us this question “Explain how events such as the Vietnam War and Watergate affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S. government”.
From this question I can interpret that Vietnam and the Watergate Scandal has affected the public’s opinion of the government of the United States. It is asking us what exactly went down in history that caused Americans to change their public view of the United States Government. How much of an impact did the Vietnam War and the Watergate on Americans civilians to change their perspective of the government? What led to American’s changing their point of view on the governed and why are civilians now questioning the authority or presidency?
Use an Internet search engine (such as Google, Yahoo or Bing) to find sources that would help you answer the question. Try to use the advanced search option to limit the number of results.
Both Watergate scandal and Vietnam war
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Summary: This source is from an article on the internet. it informs us on the Vietnam war and the impact it had on the united states civilians they off with explains the consequences that Vietnam war left on American’s. The article reminded us of what happened around the 1900’s and how United States civilians slowly started to realize how corrupt there government was being.Audience: The audience would have been anybody looking onto this website page, like me, either researching, wanting to know more, or just exploring the internet’s historical websites. The information received to conduct this website would have been the civilians of the 1960’s.Purpose: The purpose of the article is to explain how the Vietnam War affected the United States and also informs us on the aftermath of this war. This articles purpose is to help better explain and give more facts and information about the Vietnam War. The Vietnam war was a major historical part of history that happened long ago with reoccurring problems that lead on to today. This websites lets us know and reassurance us on what occur around the 1960’s.Explanation of use: This source could be used as evidence to prove “how events such as the Vietnam War affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S. government.”Quote: A quote that I would use is: “Oct. 1967: At least 50,000 protesters march on Pentagon. For first time, opinion polls find more Americans are against the war than support it.”
Choose one Vietnam War and one Watergate source from Part 2 and complete chart
Explain how events such as the Vietnam War and Watergate affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S. government?
The Vietnam War carried on longer than what American’s expected. American’s thought of it as a “wastes of youths lives and a waste of the united states money.”
Americans civilians were getting angry
With the government lying, the media defiantly did not help. It showed dishonestly from the government who lacked honestly of the information that he used in public statements leaving American’s in disillusionment. At the time, Americans were very confused on who to trust if they couldn’t even trust their own government.
When Pentagon Papers were release to the public to view, this made America really resent the government. Pentagon Papers that were released to help American’s see how corrupt and cricked the government was being to his people.
United states American troops were withdrawing from Vietnam war, this was usual and raised a lot of confusing for civilizing not knowing whether or not the war was still occurring.
Explain how events such as the Vietnam War and Watergate affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S. government.
You must complete all three parts of the assignment.
Part 1:Read the question above and write down what you think the question is asking in your own words.
Part 2:Use an Internet search engine (such as Google, Yahoo or Bing) to find sources that would help you answer the question. Try to use the advanced search option to limit the number of results.
You must choose four sources to complete this portion of the assignment.
Two on Watergate
Two on the Vietnam War
You must have at least two different types of sources. Your sources could include a news or magazine article, a topic website, an online encyclopedia, or video.
Submit the following information:
What search engine did you use?
What words did you type into the search engine to get your results?
What sources did you choose? Provide the web address and title of each source.
Example: http://www.biography.com/people/richard-nixon-9424076 Title: Richard Nixon Biography
Part 3:Choose one Vietnam War and one Watergate source from Part 2 and complete the following:
Write two or three sentences to summarize each source.
Write what you think the purpose of the source is and who the original audience would have been.
Write at least one sentence explaining how the source helps you explain the way the event affected the American public’s opinion of the government.
Choose a quote from the source that you would use as evidence to support your answer to the question.
Summary: This source is from an article off of the internet and explains the Watergate Scandal. This article goes into death and detail on what happened in Washington D.C at the Watergate building, what went down in history, and last but not least it helps inform us on the effects that the united states and its civilians suffered from.Audience: The audience of this article would be for people like me who are researching or would like to know more about the Watergate scandal. It originally originated from the civilians of 1960’s.Purpose: The purpose of the article is to explain the Watergate Scandal and also one other main purpose this article served was to show how corrupt the president was at the time. It helped show America what Robert Nixon did to our country and how it affected us afterward.Explanation of use: This source could be used as evidence to prove “How the Watergate scandal affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S. government.”Quote: A quote that I would use is: “Over the course of the next year, it became clear that the break-in was one in a series of secret operations coordinated by the White House. Financed by illegal campaign contributions, these operations posed a threat to America's constitutional system of government and, eventually, forced Richard Nixon to resign the presidency.” And also “Shortly after 1 a.m. on June 17, 1972, a security guard at the Washington, D.C., Watergate office complex spotted a strip of masking tape covering the lock of a basement door. He removed it. A short while later, he found the door taped open again. He called the police, who found two more taped locks and a jammed door leading into the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Inside they discovered five men carrying cameras and electronic eavesdropping equipment.” These two sayings I pulled from the online article stated what happened at the Watergate building in Washington D.C. it also told us a little bit about Nixon and how he contributed to the Watergate scandal.
Based on the robbery that occurred at the Watergate building in Washington D.C
Robbery was ordered by Robert Nixon; the two crooks caught were stealing secret documents and were in the process of wiretapping phones. So that American civilians not notice that Watergate building was a planned robbery sent out by Nixon, Robert did a cover-up. When the public was announced this news by the media, Nixon reassigned.
This affected and is still a reoccurring problem to American civilians and American polices today. In behalf that this relapsed issue it still affects the way American’s look at the U.S government, leaving them to question authority and harshly criticize the presidency.