There were many things that were affected to americans at home by the Vietnam War. One was for the people with friends or family in the war. They never were going to get to know what happened to their loved ones untill they get a chance to write, or if they die. There was a lot of pressure and depression for people with loved ones in the war. Also people weren't sure if they were ever going to get drafted into the war, if so.. when? Everyone wanted to know, they didn't want to find out too late. They had lives besides the war and couldn't leave it all behind to fight in a war that they probably wouldn't survive in. If they had a chance to get into the war, they couldn't wait, but they had to deal with the waiting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1nBeH0a1gYThis video is just some pictures that were caught during the war. Listen to the words in the song as well. It's very interesting.
I think that the vietnam war had a tremendous effect on Americans at home. I'd bet that many citizens wouldn't trust the government. They probably woouldn't trust them because the presidents kept saying that they would end the war and all they did was send more troops. If I was in this situation I wouldn't trust the government either. Also they were probably afraid. They might have been worried of the domino theory. They obviously would be worried about the young men who had been drafted into the war. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1027500/what_impact_did_the_vietnam_war_have.html
Americans were affected greatly by the Vietnam War. It affected the US by dividing Americans into two different sides. There were the doves, who protested against being involved in the war. Then, there were the hawks, which supported the war. Other than the war affecting Americans by differing opinions, the war affected them financially. Americans had to pay more taxes so the government could pay for materials for the war. By the end of the war America was less divided because most people started opposing the war. When soldiers came home they weren't regarded as heroes, but rather killers. The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars that America has ever had.Sources: textbook http://www.essortment.com/all/vietnamwarprot_rlcz.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ4QF45VygwThis is the link to a video that shows the Woodstock protest of 1969. Woodstock was an event that took place in the summer of 1969 where about 500,000 people gathered for 3 three days of music, peace, and protest. This was located in Bethel, New York.
I think Molly brings up a great point about uncertainty, how did the uncertainty of the war influence the American people's feelings about the war?
The uncertainty of the war really didn't help to make Americans like the war. They were scared and didn't know what was going to happen. They all wanted to pull out as fast as possible so that they didn't have to have themselves, or family, or friends have to go into the war. They didn't want anyone else getting hurt in a war that wasn't ours in the first place.sources:textbookmy essayother responses
Many Americans wanted to protest. They probably felt like this because they were mad that they might lose their sons who were about to go to college to some stupid pointless war based on some theory which probably wouldn't happen. I would feel like this too. They were also very uncertain that they were making progress. They had Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon sprouting nonsense about progress in the war. First of all, in my opinion, in war, everyone's a loser no matter what. Second they really were not making much progress. I don't think that people were happy that the presidents thought that they were sucessful when many people were dying. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/vietnam.htm
http://books.google.com/books?id=18aEuSp9fj0C&dq=news+articles+on+the+vietnam+war&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=GYHGSoy2GaGntge16Ni5AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11#v=onepage&q=&f=falsethis site will take you to a book on the Vietnam war. It is facinating and will tell you all about it from a very deep perspective. It is more like an analysis of the war and the results.
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