The Roots of Student Oppositions

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The Roots of Student Oppositions- Forcing war without debate Saw irony in that War not going well in 66. Everyone worried about the war The Tet Offensive- Word out of white house is things are going well The tet offensive was a surprise attack Jan 31, 1968 Vietnamese holiday Expected holiday break Got a major uprising, invaded hundreds cities and towns Pierced embassy compound Victory lasted for only a few days Americans lost control (Vietnam is first televised war) Shows the people that Johnson is not honest about the war
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Unformatted text preview: Damage was really striking Editorials came out strongly for demobilization Before Tet- 60% for, 24% against After Tet- 41% for, and 42% against Big shift in public opinion War Under President Nixon- Nixon de-escalate in first term Withdrawal with honor Secretly starts bombing neighboring countries Kent university shooting Peace accord that brought cease fire South Vietnam fell and is now a communist state Trust in govt erodes...
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