This negativity towards the war was only further fueled by how the television was covered in the war. As the war progressed, television coverage began to show aspects of the war that were never before seen on television, shocking the American people. Therefore, television’s role in reporting the Vietnam War ultimately caused
Dissatisfied with the bloody stalemate, North Vietnam launched a massive invasion of the south in the spring of 1972. Although initially successful, North Vietnamese forces were turned back by a massive application of American airpower. Nixon proclaimed Vietnamization a success. Meanwhile, Henry Kissinger had been conducting secret peace negotiations with communist representatives in Paris. By October 1972, they had forged a tentative peace agreement.
To many, the war in Vietnam was a senseless war. As a result, anti-war protests launched all over America as a forum for those who were ready to see the end of the brutal exploitation. Prior to 1965, small Vietnam war protests were held by individuals searching for peace but quickly grew into a prominent part of the war as we remember it today. This paper will discuss the timeline of Vietnam war protests as well as the most prominent groups and individuals that promoted an end to the violence. The Vietnam War began in 1955 as a result of attempted containment of communism.
When the North was in power many people lost beliefs on Ngo Dinh Diem (Prime Minister) since he declined the national election. He also outsmarted Bao Dai and became the President of the Republic of Vietnam.(vietnamwar.info). People from South Vietnam then disliked Diem for hate towards Buddhist, and soon after the Viet Cong (National Liberation Front) were created and it was an anti government activists including communists and non-communists (vietnamwar.info). After the war ended, and many people’s lives were ruined many families wanted to immigrate to America and begin a new life in America. People knew they could have more freedom, start over and have a better life with their families.
Anti-Vietnam protests became escalated by the public 's discovery of several massacres of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children. American citizens became outraged when these massacres were covered up by the Military, politicians and the government. This issue caused the American Public to become distrustful of
Despite America’s military might, the fights showed that America could not solve all of its problems through force and that no matter how brutally the Americans fought, they still could not force their Vietnamese enemies to surrender. This only further eroded the trust between the American public and their government, causing more to criticize America’s involvement in Vietnam and causing a decline of public support of the Vietnam war, leading to the eventual withdrawal of American troops from
involvement in Vietnam, came growing opposing sentiments Stateside. While many were angered by the war, two main beliefs emerged. Those who believed the U.S. was not aggressive enough were known as the Hawks and promoted further deployment of soldiers. Those who were against the war, which famously included the Anti-War movement, were known ad the Doves and wished for the U.S. to leave Vietnam (textBook). Astonishingly, the Anti-War movement was the first of its kind in many ways, and is a clear example of the evolution of Civil Disobedience.
They grouped together, and they were able to be hard, guerilla fighters for communism. The South didn’t want to become a communist country, and the U.S. didn’t want them to either. We continued to help and support the South, but we didn’t directly fight with our troops until later. While John F. Kennedy was president in 1963, the leader of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was assassinated with his wife and his brother by his own military because he wasn’t the greatest leader. Duong Van Minh was a general that took over when Diem was killed.
These accusations caused loss in Hollywood business because Americans began to be fearful that Hollywood was communist and they didn 't want to give any of their money to people who were not of what they believed. Even though some believe that HUAC was the main cause to the Red Scare, I believe Senator Joseph McCarthy caused more of a scare due to his accusations of the United States State Department and government. With all of the events that took place during this time, they all added up to cause a scare in America at the time. I believe that McCarthy was the main cause of the Red Scare because of his accusations of many American people. McCarthy accused American citizens as well as the United States government while HUAC only accused Hollywood
After the Vietnam War, the American military returned home to find that they were not greeted with the upmost respect that they deserve. Instead, a profuse amount of Vietnam veterans were shunned and neglected. Many of these veterans suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was not nearly as understood as it was after the Vietnam War. As a result of how the Vietnam veterans were treated and cared for, countless amounts of people have donated their time and money to help prevent another aftermath like the Vietnam War’s. The Vietnam War had a long lasting impact on America not only because of the war, but also the impact at home on domestic land and the aftermath of the war.