How Important Was Richard Nixon Role In The Vietnam War

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Laisha Avendano APUSH 3-12-17 Period 04 Short Answer Rewrite Richard Nixon played the most significant role in the Vietnam War because out of all the presidents who served during the Vietnam War, Nixon ended it by taking troops out of Vietnam. The Vietnam War (1955-75) was a war against North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam believed in communism, the belief that the government should be controlled by the government and people are treated the same, while the South did not believe in communism. The United States did not want communism to spread which is why they went to go help South Vietnam. During this war, there were four presidents (including Nixon) who were in term all addressing the war. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first president …show more content…

Nixon dedicated a $100-million to begin the war on cancer. However, during the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong signed a peace treaty but the American people knew that once the US took all of their soldiers out of Vietnam that the North would continue their invasion into the South. Just as predicted they did. The end result of this was that the South’s capital, Saigon, fell and caused the South to become Communist. Also causing surrounding countries to fall into Communism. At a news conference, President Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to a “conclusion as a result of the plan that we have instituted.” Nixon had announced at a conference in Midway in June that the United States would be following a new program he termed “Vietnamization”—which basically was a strategy that aimed to reduce American involvement in the Vietnam War by transferring all military responsibilities to South Vietnam but the process was deeply flawed from the beginning.—under the provisions of this program, South Vietnamese forces would be built up so they could assume more responsibility for the war. Also, in his speech, Nixon pointed out that he had already ordered the withdrawal of 60,000 U.S. troops however, President Nixon—like all the other past presidents at some point in their lives or terms.—took the …show more content…

The government denied the idea that homosexuals were just like everyone else. Homosexuality, during that time, was considered a mental illness not to mention the fact that laws were rewritten to target gay people. For example the Sodomy Laws—which is a law that defines certain sexual acts as crimes.—were specifically aimed at gay people. People were scared of gay people, the majority of the community believed that gay people were worse than communist not to mention the fact that people protested to not allow gay people to have rights—which is kind of dumb because every human being has unalienable Rights.—and don't even get me started with the church. The church thought that the gay community were an abomination, that they wanted to convert their children and that all of them, from the gay community, were going to go to hell and lastly gay people, back in the day, couldn't raise kids. The harshest impact this movement went through was the incident that happened in Stonewall. Police raided Stonewall Inn. A gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York. Many people were arrested, especially crossdressers. People were aggressively manhandled brusquely not to mention that a lesbian was hit over the head by a police officer, causing the crowd to fight back. This

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