U.S. Involement in the vietnam war
- The U.S. didn't get involved in the Vietnam war till 1954
- The U.S. and South Vietnamese Presidents were shot in 1963
- Kennedy wanted to get the U.S. military out of Vietnam but couldn’t figure out how
- The U.S. didn’t lose the war on the ground
Reason for the U.S. involvement
- There was a conflict between communism and a freer system
- The United States got involved in the Vietnam conflict to keep communism from spreading throughout Southeast Asia.
Role of the media in the war
- At the end of the war, it began to be manufactured in large-scale
- Television, therefore, became the most important source of news for American people during the Vietnam era.
- the media was now able to publish uncensored pictures and videos showing the brutality of the war in Vietnam and, thus, vastly influenced American public opinion in unprecedented proportion.
- At the beginning of the war, the press had little interest in Vietnam
Response of the American public to the War
The anti-war movement began mostly on college campuses, as members of the leftist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) began organizing “teach-ins” to express their opposition to the way in which it was being conducted. Though the vast majority of the American population still supported the administration policy in Vietnam, a small but outspoken liberal minority was making its voice heard by the end of 1965. This minority included many students as well as prominent artists and intellectuals and members of the hippie movement, a growing number of young people who rejected authority and embraced the drug culture.
The legacy of the war in the United States
For too long, Mexicans have felt that their generosity and good will towards Americans have been corresponded by abuse and perfidy from their northern neighbor. The war between the two countries represents the extreme of such a lopsided relationship. While there is no doubt that American expansionism of the 1840s was a major force in the outbreak of the war, something that many Mexicans have failed to recognize is the new nation's lack of capacity to populate her own territories in the 1820s.
Artist in Vietnam war
- THE LOST OF WAR by Roger A. Blum, CAT I, 196
- SWAMP PATROL by Roger Blum, CAT I, 1966
- RAPPELING by John O. Wehrle, CAT I, 1966
- LOOKING DOWN THE TRAIL Watercolor James Pollock, CAT IV, 1967 Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Army
Music and literature that reflects how the war affected American Culture
- Fortunate Son - by willy and poor boys
- Paint it black- by Afterman
- Run through the Jungle- by Cosmo`s Factory
- Sam Stone- by John Prine