After the buses were integrated, many whites were angered, and the people wanted revenge for what had happened. In January of 1957 many bombings outbroke around the town. There were also many riots that were formed by whites. The city of Montgomery was in total chaos. As a result of all the bombings, a total of seven people were arrested; all people involved with the bombings were members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Coming from a military background means you never have stability, you are held to a higher standard than all the other kids, and sometimes it makes you want to be in the military and only focus on that. Being a military brat means there is never stability in you home because you could move across the country any time, or your parent could come home one day and say they are deploying soon. As a military kid you really don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, yes I have been lucky, I was born in Hawaii, and have lived in a number of states including: Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Wisconsin. I was lucky because when I was alive none of my parents were deployed but even then sometimes it felt like they were because they would work super late and then early and I would get to see them maybe once every couple of days. It’s not just that though, as a military kid you never have the same friends for more than a couple years, yes you stay in touch with them after you move but a lot of the times when you say goodbye
History March 3, 1991, Rodney King is beat over 50 times by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. In retaliation, riots broke out across Los Angeles. Cars and stores were looted and torched during these violent riots. This was a terrible time to be living in the areas involved with the riots, especially for families and children. Undoubtedly, the riots left scars on all the people involved.
This makes the war seem like a hopeless standstill where no one side is winning which is similar to another American conflict that ended terribly, the Vietnam War. As Marie Antoinette said “there is nothing new but what was forgotten” and that applies here the U.S. is fighting a guerilla force that hides in the civilian population
The Vietcong physically hindered American soldiers; Caputo writes, U.S soldiers were slowed down because they had to constantly scan their surrounds for booby traps (Caputo, Philip). Because of the Guerilla Warfare the Vietcong used, it was crucial for American soldiers to quickly navigate their surroundings, however, there thousands of booby traps in the jungle and it forced American platoons to slow down from searching. This also caused a major problem because it made the platoons sitting ducks. Even though Americans were hindered physically, their most dangerous obstacle was mental; Caputo describes one of his war moments, “listening to the shouts and watching the people running out of their burning homes, I did not feel anything at all” (Caputo, Philip). This quote represents the emotional strain of soldiers during the Vietnam War.
To this very day, The Vietnam War has changed the ways how many civilians live their lives, especially my family. On December 19th, 1946, Ho Chi Minh created a group called, Viet Minh in order to regain control of Vietnam from the French. During the war, France had suffered from many things, although they had advanced artillery and financial aid with the U.S. France had lacked knowledge of Guerrilla Warfare, since they had never experienced fighting in a jungle. They had also had a problem identifying enemies, since most had dressed like citizens, or citizens newly recruited to part of Viet Minh. Eventually, France had fallen to Vietnam on August 1st, 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and is recognized to the French as a free country.
Since the First Agricultural Revolution in 10,000 B.C. which caused a global population increase and introduced the territorial culture, organized warfare has always been universal to humanity. Opposing forces have always conglomerated individuals into a collective with the common purpose of fighting another collective. But war has never been an intrinsically satisfying or popular activity for individuals to engage in; to go to war is to leave your family and friends behind sometimes for months, years, or even forever; to go to war is to know that at any moment you could lose your life—you may not even see it coming; to go to war is to come to terms with the notion that you will likely kill people who probably did nothing even nearly deserving of death.
The Vietnam War had a crucial impact on the Vietnamese and the Americans’ Home life. Not only did it have an impact on these people but also the impact on the American fighters. Between 1963 and 19 73 the US had sent thousands upon thousands of soldiers to the battle grounds in Vietnam. At the start of the war the American soldiers were fixed on the reasons they were fighting however towards 19 68 the troops were considering the real reasons’ they were involved in the war, due to this 500’000 troops had deserted the war and refused to fight. The fact that these soldiers weren’t volunteered to go and were given slips, didn’t help either.
By 1967, the anti-war movement intensified and President Johnson was under constant pressure from the public and even from within the government. The Americans have been involved in the Vietnam War for more than two years, committing more than 400,000 troops and the casualties kept increasing. Many Americans started to believe that the war had became a bloody stalemate and it was a mistake to send troops to Vietnam. Amid all the discontent, Johnson and his administration launched the “success offensive,” an effort to convince the people that American was winning the war and the government policies were succeeding. As part of this effort, government spokespersons and news media began reassuring the people with exaggerated positivity, supported with statistical report of the progress.
Nationalism was one of the main cause of the Vietnam war because The United States initially entered the Vietnam War to aid the French but it was nationalism that caused the both the Communist North and American’s to continue the war. I think the most important causes are the divide between the capitalists and communists. After the divid of ideology they both got different leaders, the south’s leader was Diem and the north’s leader was Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh was also a nationalist as well as a communist. I think these two causes are the most important causes of the Vietnam War because if the country was divided into two, they want to have a war to see which sides wins to see which side is right.
The Vietnam war was the longest, considered one of the most important, and expensive war in our history. The United States became involved in Vietnam since we promised that we would fight against anyone who supports communism. American government thought this would be a short, uncomplicated war to win seeing that Vietnam is a third world country. As the war went on American citizens thought twice regarding our involvement in the war because of; billions of dollars were lost, our government was lying to us, and thousands of American lives were lost. America had robust intentions to try to stop communism from spreading to South Vietnam, however the outcomes of this war were too overpowering to call this war a success.
Immigrants were confronted with just as much adversity as minorities and critics; like African Americans during the Great Migration (Document B), foreigners left what they knew best behind for better conditions. Refugees were also the victims of the Klu Klux Klan because they were not full-blooded Americans. The restrictions on the first amendment applied to the general populous (Document G), including aliens. They often took the blame for communist activity during the Palmer Raids, just as the union leaders of the country did. Clearly, immigrants did not flu under the radar during and just after the
Over 1,000,000 were made homeless and 100,000 civilians were killed in this raid. On both sides bombings and strikes were made on centers of production, transportation routes, and other facilities causing a great deal of harm to the civilian population. By the end of the war over 50,000,000 civilians had become casualties of war. The destruction
Walter Dean Myers once stated that “One of the lessons learned during the Vietnam War was that the depiction of wounded soldiers, of coffins stacked higher than their living guards, had a negative effect on the viewing public. The military in Iraq specifically banned the photographing of wounded soldiers and coffins, thus sanitizing this terrible and bloody conflict.” The Vietnam War, fought in 1955 to 1975, was the longest war in American history. This war was a conflict between the Communist North Vietnam and its ally Viet Cong, and South Vietnam and its ally the United States. During the Vietnam war, tensions in the United States were extremely high. Increasing opposition to the war was causing major division amongst the American people, and many feared that Vietnam could potentially see a victory.
(Robinson, 1991, “The U.S. Response” Para 3) The rest were left to fight on their own without the aid of the United States or their leader General Vang Pao. Many felt betrayed by the United States for forgetting about the promise, for they had to save many of themselves by their selves to get to safety. It is only until the Hmong have immigrated to the United States. Roughly there are about 260,000 Hmongs living in the United States today, according to the 2010 census. (Lindsay, 2015, “The Story of the Hmong People in the United States” Para.