foreign and domestic policies because it scared Americans and caused tension within the country and worldwide, leading to a lack of trust within the country. The second Red Scare, propaganda, Russian growth in power, nuclear tension, and the Hollywood Ten were all parts of the war that damaged American policies. Civilians lost trust between one another and within the government. Communism intimidated many people, and the Cold War made it appear as though it would soon take over the world. However, Truman and Eisenhower made it evident that the United States was fighting for innocent civilians worldwide, but they could not promise a steady government or country while the tension exists with Russia, but the nation is doing what they must(Document C).
The war also inspired many to protest through music or broadcasts. A secondary source, “The first ‘television war” is a depiction of the Vietnam War visualized through the perspective of the cameramen. Though initially the television broadcasted only positive information, though, as the war seemed to have no ending in sight and public opinion turned against the war as well as selective conscription of Australians the television started to broadcast horrifying images and stories reflecting off the of the opinion of the people further strengthening criticism against the war. Another type of media known as protest music gained a vast amount of popularity in turn becoming a part of culture itself such as “Smiley” sung by Ronnie Burns which outlined the terrible experiences Australians faced during the war. Soon many songs as well as television broadcasts were mirrored upon the attitudes towards historical issues such as the Vietnam War inspiring many people to
The loving feeling or the caring feeling is not there…that was caused by My Lai.” These were words of Vernado Simpson who was present at My Lai. The soldiers fought in the war to protect the southern Vietnamese from communism, but in this event it was not the South that was protected, rather they were victimized. All of the soldiers who served honorably in Vietnam were unfairly tarred with the brush of the My Lai massacre. That terrible event spoke more about a failure of American leadership, than it did about the American
Fighting through what they can, student strikes and anti-war protests arose on many campuses it primarily led to the development of Folk Music. Folk music is based on political and general audiences’ views against racism and war, which was a popular choice for students in college. Before folk music was present, rock and roll and soul music were two genres that were mainly listened too. Rock and roll had a distinct sound with the use of guitars that captivated popular audiences in within the teenage age. Artists like the Beatles were quite famous for their music as they incorporated the American blues and rockability into their concepts.
The foreign policies changed after the Vietnam war; as a consequence of the division in the American society and the lives lost in Vietnam, the Congress passed the War Power Acts that stated that only the Congress can authorize the use of the military, and only in a situation where the country is in danger (Document 7). Many congressmen that served in Vietnam were less likely to use the military without the American people 's support (Document 8), and Americans ' trust in their government was going through a downfall after the Vietnam war. Besides, many Americans didn’t know what they were fighting for when they were being drafted. Therefore, for the U.S. to get involved in other countries ' affairs, would be more
War, has be around since the beginning of time it’s a part of life. Many people are anti war, but they don’t realize war is a part of life and sometimes cannot be stopped. Since the United States won the revolutionary making our own indempendent counrty know as the USA we have been in and hand full of wars. We have the two major World Wars, World War I and World War II then followed and War that has been the most controversial war so far which is Vietnam that started in the 1960s. Vietnam was a war many people didn 't support and they took their anger out on the troops, which many of whom had now choice, but to serve.
Desertion proved to be a major problems for Confederate war effort during the Civil War. Desertion debilitated and weakened Confederate military power to such an extent, that various laws and policies were passed in order to stop desertion. Many deserters left since they felt that they were fighting a losing war. However, deserters were punished for their disloyalty to extremes such as execution. But because life during the war was so exhausting and difficult to some extent, many soldiers were willing to take the risk of the consequence of becoming
Dred Scott is what caused the Civil War, which Abraham Lincoln was President of the northern states. The northern states did not want slavery and the Southern states did. Due to the civil War there was hundreds of thousands wounded fighting for what they believed. That issue caused a divide that still affects the country till this day. The 13th amendment freed the black slaves, but did not give them citizenship.
The documentary, “Sir! No Sir”!, directed by David Zeiger, is about an anti-war movement of G.I.’s or American soldiers who were against the Vietnam War. It was a movement no one saw coming. In the early 1960’s, the United States had sent combat troops to South Vietnam for the purpose of defending South Vietnam against the communist North Vietnam and to spread Democracy. While in combat many soldiers realized that what they were doing was wrong.
Within The Ballad Of Rudolph Reed, the poem implies that racial discrimination frequently befalls many African Americans and they try desperately to overcome these stereotypes to no avail. Racial violence occurs towards African Americans and they try desperately to protect themselves from that. The violence often leads they to becoming complete opposites of themselves when falling into desperation to protect themselves and others. Racist views and actions trap many African Americans in a vicious cycle of failing to fight the battle against discrimination despite standing their ground. Many confrontations against slavery ultimately lead to death and many would rather let their spirit to die inside than their lives.