Hearing the story about what took place during the Vietnam War often times we forget about the voices who matter just as much as ours and that is the Vietnamese. This article highlights the conflicts going onin Vietnam and shows us a unique perspect of the war that we very often forget. This article article talks about the how the radio broadcasts described the war at the time as "American Wolves tearing away at their land."
Many South Vietnamese adults were communist, but the students and minors agreed that the violence should stop. This article highlights the movements that arose from the Vietnam War. One of which was the Viet Cong. They were a communist orginization with their own army. South Vietnamese students that were apart of this movement kept their affilitaion a secret. Another socio-political group was the Ho Chi Mihn group which was also communist and had a major influence on Vietnam. The students of Vietnam also played a major part in disaster relief. There was even a Students commitee to Help Flood Victims. Student unions also helped refugees. During the vietnam war there was a total of 560000 people set up for resettlement in the year of 1968.
There were many conflicting opinions about the war the went on in Vietnam. This political cartoon uses juxtapositon ( placing two or more objects or ideas side by side in comparison to one another), in this case it would be the antiwar protest and the people of the USSR who would also oppose the war. In using this literary technique the author of this cartoon portrays that the antiwar protesters opposing the war is in no way different from the Soviet Union aiding North Vietnam.
2.7 million troops were sent oversees to fight in the Vietnam War. Of those 2.7 million 58000 werent able to make it back home to their families. During the the war John F. Kennedy was advised to negotiate settlement in Vietnam. However Kennedy had already faced a major loss to Cuba and Berlin and saw this as an oppertunity to strengthen America. Eventually John F Kennedy was assasinate which led Lyndon B Johnson to rise and take on the responsibility of Commander in Chief. The overall goal was to assist South Vietnam against communism. The Gulf of Tonkin caused the United States to have more of a direct involvement in the Vietnam War and Lyndon B Johnson's response to the Gulf of Tonkin is what helped him get reelected
Small peaceful protests around collage and high school campuses lead to larger, more violent protests around the country. This war was very unpopular due to the fact that the United States government never announced a true objective to why the United States was getting ivolved in the war. Also media coverage of the war showed the chances of which the United States had of winning the war which was very little. Before 1965 protests would take place in small groups on college campuses. As the war started to escelate protests started to grow. The biggest protest was on October 21st 1967 when 100000 protesters marched around the Lincoln Memorial.
The US and the Soviet Union were allies and clashed over the world after the Vietnam war.
Students at a public school in Iowa wore black armbands in protest of the Vietnam war. In repsonse to this symbolic protest also known as "symbolic speech" the school came out with a statement that said that students involved in this protest would be suspended. The landmark case Tinker v. Des Moines ruled that "students do not shed their constitutional rights at the school house gates" and the courts ruled 7-2 in favor of the students.
Nguyen Dang Phat describes April 30th, 1975 as the happiest day of his life. When the United States Army surrenedered the people of Vietnam flooded the city of Hanio with flags anf they were cheering. He didnt have to deal with the sound of stray bullets and bombs anymore. The day is now marked as Reunification Day and is used to think about the 15 years of war that the country had to endure
Hippies believed in a more simplistic version of life, and rejected the beliefs that had arised because of the conflict during the war. Hippies brought out their own culture due to their feeling of alienation from the middle class. Thety didnt believe in the materialism that they believe dominated the middle class. The stereotype for a hipple is long hair with peace signs and robed with psycholdelic colors. However they also were at the forefront of antiwar protesting. They believe in love and peace and they are most famously known for their quote " Make love not war".