Music was a propaganda technique. It influenced US citizens on there right to promote peace. Many had music playing at their peace protests. A song that was popular during this time was, "blowing in the wind" By Bob Dylan. In Vietnam during this time John Prine and John Lennon were popular musician.
Protests were most common in the US. Many people were against the war, so hundreds of protests happened. In 1959 on November 15, the Anti-Vietnam protest in Washington D.C. took place. A estimate of 500,000 people went. College kids, mothers, kids and etc. all went to these marches. Peace and ending the war were most common on posters and was the main thing being promoted. Many sighs and many people went to them and marched.
Government/Foreign Policy- North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam had something called the Vietcong. The vietcong was a political organization and had some control over the vietnamese military. They government had a gorilla warfare troop in place and controlled all military actions. John F. Kennedy was the US president during the war. He made many speeches and did a lot of negotiating.
The Draft - US: In the US two thirds of the troops have been volunteered, the rest were selected through the military draft. No Americans wanted to participate in the war. As a matter of fact, American who did participate were, 25% poor, fifty-5% working-class, 25% middle-class men, but very few came from upper-classes families. Many soldiers came from rural towns and farming communities. Some college kids ran just to not be drafted.
The Draft - Vietnam: There were two drafts. The first one was based on birth dates. There were 366 blue plastic caps containing birth dates placed into a deep glass container. The capsules was drawn by hand, and thats how people were chosen. The second draft was. The second lottery was on the same day with 26 letters of the alphabet to determine the order of selection among men. With the same birth dates through the ranks of the first letters of their last, first and middle names. 19year olds were wanted first.
African Americans have served in every war but still don't get the credit they deserve. In Vietnam, 10% who served were black, 88% were white and the other 2% belonged to another race. Civil rights movement and MLK did make a big impact at the time. The Vietnam war lasted from 1955 to 1975. With the overlapping of the civil rights movement happening from 1954-1968. With the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War happening race equality was changing through that time.