Vietnam Essay Outline

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Vietnam Essay Outline

(Growing protest in america)• protest grew during nixons presidency due to his media coverage • famous protesters such as John Lennon rilled up more Americans against the war •in march 1971 the conviction of lieutenant William L Calley jr. For war crimes raised some of the most famous and main moral issues. His unit was behind the massacre of more then 500 civilians in south Vietnam which of all were unarmed women and children and old men which none offered any resistance to the u.s: war critics used this trial to bring attention to the large number of civilians killed. • it was the first American war to be televised

•The movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began small--among peace activists and leftist intellectuals on college campuses--but gained national prominence in 1965, after the United States began bombing North Vietnam in earnest •Anti-war marches and other protests, such as the ones organized by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), attracted a widening base of support over the next three years, peaking in early 1968 after the successful Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese troops proved that war's end was nowhere in sight. •On October 21, 1967, one of the most prominent anti-war demonstrations took place, as some 100,000 protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial; around 30,000 of them continued in a march on the Pentagon later that night. After a brutal confrontation with the soldiers and U.S. Marshals protecting the building, hundreds of demonstrators were arrested.

(Length and Cost)• the Vietnam war was the longest war in which the us took part in, it lasted from 1957 and ended in 1975 •in early April 1975 president ford asked congress for a whopping $722 million in military aid for south Vietnam but congress knew that defeat was inevitable so only provided $300 million in emergency aid which was mainly used only for the evacuation of Americans from Saigon. •near the end of the war it was an estimate...
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