Economics- Wars are expensive, the Vietnam war cost the United States $173 billion dollars in 1950 but in current value the war cost over $800 billion dollars. The protesters were furious because the cost of war also had an impact on the agricultural industry as well as the economy. When the young men of America were drafted the women had to take over.
Foreign Policy- This whole conflict was extremely hard for the United States military and their foreign relations. North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese look the same, so the military did not know who they could trust. they suspected everyone. Also the UN decided to join the fight but the United States supplied 90% of all the troops and supplies. no one else would greatly impact this war.
Family Roles- During the vietnam war, each family member had an important part to contribute to the country and each other. Fathers would either would go fight or stay and support their family back at home. Daughters would run the country just like during WWII. And the sons would go fight on the front lines.