Born on a 4th of July.docx - Essay based on the movie \u201cBorn on the 4th of July\u201d Born on the 4th of July is a movie based on an autobiography written

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Essay based on the movie “Born on the 4thof July”.Born on the 4thof Julyis a movie based on an autobiography written in 1976 by Ron Kovic, a Vietnam war veteran. The movie’s focus is the involvement and consequently, the evolved nature of Ron Kovic’s view of what constitutes patriotism and who a model citizen is. The movie also shows the effects of the Vietnam war (Nov 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975) on political and social discussion among the American people. Major themes in the movie include American ground troops involvement in the war, the treatment of war veterans back in the United States, massive civil protests, and the militant response from the United States government. There are references to political figures like Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. The 1972 Republican Party National Convention features prominently, as well as the 1976 Democratic Party National Convention.The United States’ involvement in the Vietnam war was as a deterrent to the
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