Background Before the Kent State shooting, the United State was already in a stir because of the Vietnam War that started in 1954. The involvement of the war damaged America in many different ways, one of them being the economy. Over 168 billion dollars were used towards military supplies and trade overseas that caused budget conflicts. The second conflict was the drafting, the Vietnam War took many lives so men of the ages 18 and up were drafted to attend the war in 1969. This caused uprising conflicts between the government and the people.
Thousand were wives were left widows and hundreds of kids orphans. After consistent protests by the Americans, U.S.A withdrew from the later stages of war. The Vietnam War is a depiction that wars are murky and filthy and should be circumvented as they bring agony and desolation to the people. To show this I used three different mediums which are - Political Cartoon “Name
This is a scary discovery when it comes to the lives of thousands of people. Agent Orange’s components have been found to be very deadly which is why it caused such a disaster to the Vietnamese population. The component 2,4,5-T was later found to contain a contaminant, TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachloroadibenzo para-dioxin) [dioxin] which is one of the most toxic chemicals known. One of the main ways that Agent Orange impacted Vietnam was economically. After the war, the Vietnamese economy was lagging way behind that of many other countries.
Protest have had a huge impact in shaping the world we live in today and continue to have a lasting impact. By definition, a protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. People protest every day; from a child protesting his chores from his or her parents, to a much greater scale of teachers across the nation protesting the government and their wages. However, large group protest have been around for many years, such as the Student Strike of 1970 resulting in millions of college students protesting the government across the entire United States. In today's society, large group protest are more prominent in our culture than they have ever been before, but for the purpose of this essay I will focus on
With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer. Once an individual acquired the infection, within thirty hours, most would be dead. But, could something like this actually benefit Americans and their society? Most people would say that 675,000 deaths never improves a country, but in America’s
The occupation resulted in a war that led to the death of 1106 people. During his reign, 701 torture cases emerged from the police stations. Out of the 701 victims, 204 of them died from injuries (Roccu, 2013). The situation made the Egyptians bitter and angry as they felt that the government was using force to serve justice. Therefore, the revolution resulted in justice delivery to the
“In the last ten years over two million children have been killed, over one million orphaned, over six million have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been diagnosed with psychological trauma(Author)”. All of these young soldiers suffer in a way hard to handle for most young children. A child in specific named Khadar was seriously injured while in battle. After the U.S. forces entered a compound in Afghanistan where Khadr and others were located bombs were through injuring many men and women… and Khadar. As written in The Child Soldier on Trial at
Little Rock event shocked the whole world, the Eisenhower Administration forced the 24th sent paratroopers, more than 2000 people rushed to the little rock, "protection" of the back entrance. Under the intervention of the government, local authorities declared the abolition of the apartheid system in public schools in 1959. The Vietnam War was the longest war in the twentieth century. From the mid 1940s to the late 1970s, in nearly 30 years of time, Vietnam patriotic armed with crude weapons has defeated the two powerful capitalist industry country, France and the United States, not only created a miracle in the history of war, and to its former vassal subsequent national sacrifice spirit demonstrates the war in the history of the
The infamous Vietnam war cast serious doubt on Westmoreland’s claims of progress in the war effort. Even after the war, Westmoreland fought off criticisms of his conduct of the war in Vietnam. The United States began developing ground forces to Vietnam under Westmoreland who had decided to conduct a war based on Attrition. His strategy of attrition aimed to inflict heavy losses on North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces using search and destroy operations tactics and superior U.S. firepower. Westmoreland largely ignored other key responsibilities most importantly in dealing with their counterparts in the South Vietnam’s Armed Forces.
There was an increasing divide in the opinions about the war that only increased after the news of the massacre (Source D); a divide that was splitting the nation into two schools of thought. However, these two groups were further separated into subgroups with similar central views on the war but each taking a different approach, as seen with the disenchanted “Hawks” (Source C). The changing attitudes towards the war and the growing anti-war movements were not only felt in America but were reflected to the rest of the globe (Source A); there was world-wide horror.