The United States is a country with ever-changing morals, social norms, and ideas. Triggered by significant events such as new laws or wars, the changes that occur usually result in altered attitudes towards existing morals, norms, and ideas. One of the country’s most important changes was the huge cultural shift among young people that took place during the 1960s which had an immense influence on society.
There was rock, folk music, and many more. But, in the late sixties Rock n Roll, commonly reckoned as the golden age of rock and roll when it attained a maturity unimaginable for the delinquent rebellion of the fifties, there are numerous references to the Vietnam War. The criticism of the war is submerged in or displaced by the politics of sexuality, lifestyle, and drugs. Rock music of that time period celebrated anti-materialism, spiritual awakening and social disengagement (James pg 133). Like the social movement it made possible, hippie music was ideologically and economically assimilable.
The journalists provided documents and pictures to show Americans what was really going on over there. I personally think the Vietnam War ended because it was no longer having the support at home from Americans because of what they saw on the news. The Vietnam War was not censored back then compared to those recently. The government manipulates journalist’s report about the war oversees, so that they can maintain support from the citizens back home and continue the war. For instance, there was tension between the United States military and the media during the Iraqi War.
Also, newspapers revealed stories and government secrets that proved that the American people were being lied to ( New York Times vs. the United States). The Vietnam war is believed by some to be a war deeply rooted in economics. Many aspects of the United States were affected directly. The Great Society programs were suffering because the money that was put towards the war, could have been used to help poverty programs.
Conclusion The U.S.’s involvement in the Vietnam War led to the revolutionary change of American society in how they chose to view their country’s government and how they choose to abide by its wishes. The war created an entire new movement of young adults who weren’t afraid to question what they viewed as injustice; they stood for peace and love, and protested for it. Draft evasion showed that the American people didn’t have to fight for a war that they didn’t believe in. The revelation of the Pentagon Papers showed that citizens had a right to know what their country was doing.
Political actions taken by the United States in regards to the Vietnam War caused an uproar of controversy in the 1960’s. The city of Madison, Wisconsin became grounds for mass protests against the Vietnam War. Over one million lives were lost in the 20 years of war. Many protested these tragedies at the Capitol in Madison. While their protests were seemingly peaceful and respectful, the retaliation was not.
1970’s Fashion Earth day was first celebrated in United States in 1970. Hippies were primarily the ones who got Earth day passed by the government. Disco was very popular as well; People would go to nightclubs and strobe lights and mirror balls would be everywhere, the latest 70’s hits would also be playing. The Vietnam War, The Battle of Civil Rights and music affected a lot of the fashion in 70’s.
This paper will be discussing how the Vietnam war and Kent state shooting tie together and how it affected lives afterwards. The Kent State Shooting on May 4, 1970 was a culmination of the anti war movement because Four Kent state students were killed protesting the invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam war. The Vietnam war was fought between North and South Vietnam. The United States, along with other countries such as the Philippines were on the side of South Vietnam.
Americans at home really didn 't know what was going on in Vietnam and what they did know, made it seem like we did nothing wrong. In Dear America we lost the public 's support when information about what was actually happening was released. This is when citizens really started to disagree with the government 's choices and with us being in Vietnam. There started to be protesting and there was a huge diversity within the different groups of people. You can 't support the troops in Vietnam if there is diversity and protesting at home, now there was two major issues the government had to try
Young men who went off to fight in World War I and World War II were respected and seen as heroes upon their return home. Vietnam veterans who were coming home were seen as criminals and were strongly opposed by the American people. Vietnam was one of the first wars where the media had a strong influence on the people. The media sent reporters to the battlefields in Vietnam to directly report the horrors of war and what the American soldiers were actually doing. People were horrified when they saw all of the civilian injuries and deaths that resulted from artillery and firefights; people saw the American soldiers as the villains rather than the heroes.
The Greensboro Sit-Ins You are one of the many people to enter your local Woolworth’s to join the protests. That was a very common situation in February of 1960. Sit-Ins became a highly influential factor in Civil Rights. They were created and popularized in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960, during the Greensboro Sit-Ins. The Greensboro Sit-Ins were a series of protests led by four young black college students that were committed to equality in civil rights.
When people think of the 1970’s, hippies, culture movements, Richard Nixon, and the Vietnam War always seems to come to mind. People today only focus on the major events that are always in the news, they will get bored otherwise. Americans gradually became invested in situations occurring around the world instead of their own country, especially during 1974. Inflation drastically increased across major countries as a result of the increase of the cost of fuel, manufacturing, and food. The aftermath left the world in a chaotic mess. This led to a deeper global recession. 1974 may have been a bad year in general for the world, but 1974 in America had its ups and its downs. Throughout 1974, different aspects of life changed for Americans. There was an emergence of a new style of music, sports continued to flourish, society became invested in particular people, and a major scandal ended.
The Vietnam war was preceded by a very turbulent time in our history with problems here in the states such as racism, women’s rights, and a president being shot. But in Vietnam they were going through a civil war, which they had done before, but not to this extent, this time they got the U.S.S.R. involved. It was communist Russia and North Vietnam against South Vietnam. The U.S. started to get
The U.S. was spending billions of dollars on the war and many American soldiers were dying. On television, people saw soldiers fighting dangerous battles and the terrible results of U.S. bombs on the Vietnamese people. Some people thought the United States had to fight communism everywhere, others thought the United States should stay out of a war between North and South Vietnam. The government drafted young men into the army. Many did not want to fight in a war they believed was wrong.