With the increasing popularity and manufacturing of video cameras audio equipment and televisions the US government faced a huge challenge in censoring the media. The uncensored pictures and video depicting the savagery within Vietnam, this vastly influenced American citizens opinion of the war and led to increasing support of anti-war protests. As the war became more intense the numbers of press in Vietnam increased dramatically. After the TET offensive media coverage of the war became almost entirely negative, as the war was represented in a more negative light, public support also declined. In 1969 the peace moratorium was held.
The group's goal was to overthrow conservative and capitalist systems. They also tried to end the Vietnam war by creating mass violence. Starting in the summer of 1970, The FBI’s most wanted posters featured pictures of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and a dozens of other people involved in the Weathermen organization and Days of Rage. These pictures were hung in every post office across the United States. Although the acts that caused the posters to be hung were very violent and caused injuries and deaths, they were also important to drawing attention to race relations and the Vietnam War.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
They also fight against Northern Vietnam to stop communism. American men were also drafted,which heavily impacted families in the U.S. Through research and close examination of events related to the Vietnam War, a person can learn about the mass bloodshed of the people involved and not involved. Events that caused the Vietnam War No war is ever easy, especially the Vietnam war. Both sides, American and Vietnamese, faced many problems by climate, terrain, wildlife, and more.
My Lai had a lasting impact on the war-weary American public. Demands to withdraw from Vietnam continued to grow. A movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began amongst peace activists, students, and members of the hippie movement. Anti-war marches received huge support in early 1968 after the successful Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese troops. As the casualties grew, disillusionment began.
This was all over the world. Different countries were left out of the Versailles treaty and this made them feel that they never received an equal share of the treaty. This fact led to self interest in countries proving that they were the top leaders (Kershaw, 2000. Germany and some parts of Europe preached and advocated for Nationalism and Fascism with the party building its empire on extreme nationalism. Fascism kept on promising people the restoration of their economy and this was one of the factors that popularized Hitler, Mussolini and many others as nationalists with the mind of their countries looking forward to see great improvement in their economy.
Although there was this outbreak of violence, there was some peace. “There was a day of national mourning on 7 April. There were processions and gatherings in stadiums and parks in New York, Newark, Houston, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and other cities in honour of Dr. King” (The National Archives Learning Curve). Since King played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement, he has a U.S. national holiday, the third Monday of January, dedicated to him. On this holiday, many schools across the country teach their students about his impact on society and why he was an important figure during that time.
Initially, there was a war for better rights, better representation, and better treatment from the crown. In the Second Continental Congress, opinions changed due to many factors. The delegates felt the cost of the war was too great to settle for better rights when they weren’t guaranteed. Also, Thomas Paine changed the opinions of a common citizen through his writings. Thomas Paine used God and heaven to explain to the people that the taxing and tyrannic power is wrong (Doc.
A few particularly inspired members of this group of outcasts pursued planning and creating live events, these rebels called themselves "Merry Pranksters." In January of 1966 the Pranksters attempted their biggest event ever, 20,000 people at a three day festival. By the end of the summer of 1966 they were packed 15,000 deep in Ashbury. Not long after the lifestyle had spread to communities all over the states, their modern ideals spread. They were Anti-War, particularly they protested the Vietnam War.
There are many musicians who are remembered for their songs and their songs are still played in concerts. Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield also made his composition “For what it’s worth” in 1966 which is considered as the most combative and idealistic hymn from the sixties. Stephen recorded this song with whole band and this song become so famous due to the simplicity of its lyrics. The song is also known as protest song as it has a history related to it and it motivated people to stand for their rights. This song played an important role in anti-government protests during sixties when there were countrywide protests again Vietnam War.