Lecture 19

Lecture 19 - May 14, 2008 Page 1 of 2 Lecture 19 The Wars...

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May 14, 2008 Page 1 of 2 Lecture 19 The Wars At Home Coming Apart The Johnson Administration inaugurated Operation Rolling Thunder (March 1965- November 1968) By 1967 more bombs were dropped on South Vietnam than all other bombs combined in the past wars A wave of criticism sprung over the amounts of troops sent to war (the majority were poor and people of color) More troops were sent to Vietnam (the majority in 1965-1970) casualties In 1967, LBJ was asked to widen the war by sending in 200,000 troops, but he refuse and sent 50,000 LBJ wanted to keep the great society going, but feared the repercussion of people thinking that he was soft on communism The Rise of the New Left Rise of the Counterculture Grew out of the “Beat Generation” San Francisco was open to weirdoes San Francisco also had vibrant night life and cheap win People flocked there to understand communal living They encompassed most intellectuals of the 1960s under the age of 30
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