In the Vietnam war era the music was in most cases was really intend for peaceful protests. In some of the music it described what is happening in the war. For example some of the songs would talk about different branches of the military and there involvement. Some of these songs include The Ballad of the Green Berets, The Yellow Beret, and into the Jungle.
Protests- Protests against the war started after the Americans started dropping booms on the Vietcong. It was very low-key initially but when the Students for Democratic Society chipped in it escalated. Then large scale movements against the war started in peaceful protests. This lasted the majority of the war. In one case of a ridiculously large protest, 100,000 people gathered outside the Lincoln memorial.
The Vietnam war was of the most publicized wars in history. Many photographers went to Vietnam to capture the true nature of war. Authors such as C. Douglas Elliot were famous with there combat photography. This gave the people at home a true perspective of what these young men went through.
In America the economic backlash was quite significant. It is estimated that America spent around $168 billion into the war. That's just the cost, not including the loss of life that the veterans that where lost in Vietnam
Government and Foreign Policy
Family Roles- Just about everyone in the United states was affected by the war not just the brutalized soldiers. Families had to function without them for months which would be very difficult. The mother would have to take place at the head of the house and work very hard. Many of the children that were old enough to work had to help the family with money. Some kids were put to work before even there teenage years.
Re-integration into society
Purpose- The U.S got involved in the Vietnam war to aid Frances efforts in keeping south Vietnam from being taken over. The northern part of Vietnam was predominantly communist ruled (Vietcong). The Northern side threatened to capture the southern side once in for all. In the end the war was settled with a peace treaty signed by both parties. There really seems to be no new conflict in this area, but instead communism and it's issued have moved else where
In the war troops didn't only take fire from the enemy but also the Allie. The Asian American troops suffered the worst from this harassment. This harassment would be through slurs, fight, and getting shot at. The Nurses reported many cases of Asian American troops mistreatment. Since the Segregation movements had happened so recently there really didn't seem to be much conflict with the whites and blacks. The real mistreatment happened to the Asian Americans in the war.