http://www.biography.com/people/ron-kovic-21058843 this is a depressing video about the anti war people in America.
Values and Beliefs: The Vietnam war started from many roots and causes. Symptoms from the cold war is what really caused the uneasiness in Vietnam to occur. American thought that communism would soon spread throughout South East Asia. After WW1 when the Japanese people left Vietnam Ho Chi Minh started hs own government.
Tactics: This biggest tactic in the war was guerilla warfare. Guerilla warfare is surprise attacks. This tactic was used in the revolutionary war the Americans who were out numbered hid in the trees and killed a few soldiers at a time.
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/vietnam-war-tactics this is a video about war tactics especially guerilla warfare.
Home front: During the war the United States were angry that we were even fighting this war because it wasn't our war to fight. Also this war was very different because it was televised. You would turn on the news and it would say 2,000 soldiers killed and you wouldn't know it that was your family or friend.
Media: Media was a big part of this war because it was the first televised war. Before there was media involved in wars but not like in the Vietnam war. In World War ll you could read about it in the news paper but int he Vietnam war you saw it on TV and it was horrible.
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/vietnam-war-1970-cbs-camera-rolls-as-platoon-comes-under-fire/ this is a news cast during the Vietnam war.
Economics: The Vietnam War had several effects on the U.S. economy. The requirements of the war effort strained the nation's production capacities, leading to unequal balances in the industrial sector. Factories that would have been producing consumer goods were being used to make items from the military, causing controversy over the government's handling of economic policy. In addition, the government's military spending caused several problems for the American economy. The funds were going overseas, which contributed to an unequal balance in the balance of payments and a weak dollar, since no corresponding funds were returning to the country. In addition, military expenditures, combined with domestic social spending, created budget deficits which fueled inflation. Anti-war sentiments and dissatisfaction with government further eroded consumer confidence. Interest rates rose, restricting the amount of capital available for businesses and consumers. Despite the success of many Kennedy and Johnson economic policies, the Vietnam War was a important factor in bringing down the American economy from the growth and affluence of the early 1960s to the economic crises of the 1970s.
The Draft: On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950. These lotteries occurred during a period of conscription from just before World War II to 1973. If you were born in between 1944 and 1950 you had your name entered for the draft and they selected randomly and if you were selected you had to go to Vietnam and fight. Some men if they got drafted fled to Canada so they didn't have to go fight a war that the United States didn't have any part in.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/349445 this is a book about family roles in the Vietnam war
Family Roles: The family roles for the Americans were very little because they didn't know if their loved one was dead or alive until they got a letter or they returned. They were not happy because their loved ones were sent to fight a war that was not our war.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/us/vietnam-war-five-things/ this link leads to a video about family roles during the Vietnam war
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/01/world/vietnam-war-fast-facts/ This link leads to a video about the US government during the war
The U.S. government viewed its involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. This was part of the domino theory of a wider containment policy, with the stated aim of stopping the spread of communism worldwide.