Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
How did the American public feel about the war in Vietnam, a
Transcript of How did the American public feel about the war in Vietnam, a
-The American people opposed U.S. involvement.
-People did not respond well to the increasing numbers of troops being sent over seas.
-Protests held by younger and older people, of all classes, religions and ethnic groups. But mainly held on university campuses
-It was the first war broadcast on TV
People could finally see what war was actually like.
-March 1965, Unviersity of Michigan held the first "Teach-in".
Teachers and students spoke out against the war and other social concerns: banning of nuclear weapons.
-"Doves and Hawks"
-Doves- opposed U.S. involvement
-Hawks- supported nations fight against communist Vietnam.
How people felt afterward
-Veterans return home from the war.
-some joined the anti-war movement.
-others still felt that war was justified.
-People today, still disagree on the main issue of the war.
-Believe that oppositions in the U.S. weakened war effort and had an overall effect on the war
-Some attest that U.S. leaders made the war a test of the nations power and leadership.
The effect the war had on the soldiers
-2,600,000 men and women directly affected by the war who had served.
-suffered from pathological problems:
-Some adjusted smoothly to civilian life again.
- Others suffer from high rates of divorce, drug abuse, unemployment and homelessness.
Towards the beginning of the war, the public respected President Eisenhower's Actions for the war
Many were against his actions, however they were not outspoken
Over time, opposition to the war grew and violence spread
The American people began to lose trust in their Government leaders
"Redirect Notice." Redirect Notice. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.
Schomp, Virginia. The Vietnam War. New York: Benchmark /Marshall Cavendish, 2002. Print.
Gilbert, Marc Jason. "Vietnam War." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
"Vietnam War protesters." Online Picture. World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web. 21 Feb. 2015.
"'Teaching Vietnam: War and Culture' Events Roll out Nov. 10 | Cornell Chronicle." 'Teaching Vietnam: War and Culture' Events Roll out Nov. 10 | Cornell Chronicle. Cornell Chronicles, n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2015.