Anti Vietnam War Movement - 1 Opposition to the war arose...

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1. Anti Vietnam War Movement Opposition to the war arose during a time of unprecedented student activism which followed the free speech movement and the civil rights movement . The military draft mobilized the baby boomers most at risk, but grew to include a varied cross-section of Americans. The growing opposition to the Vietnam War was partly attributed to greater access to uncensored information presented by the extensive television coverage on the ground in Vietnam. The  antiwar movement against Vietnam in the US from 1965-1971 was the most  significant movement of its kind in the nation's history. Anti-war protesters  “were  not confined to the young, radicals, intellectuals, and the disaffected…. By 1968,  [they] included many powerful individuals within the business and financial  communities, the media, and the government itself” ( McMahon 466). Also by ’68,  to destroy someone else’s country (McMahon 467).”  The SDS was not alone in  their opposition. Civil-Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared his  opposition in 1967. He stated many reasons. “… it became clear to me that the  war was doing far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home. It was  sending their sons and brothers and their husbands to fight and die…As I walked  among the desperate, rejected and angry young men, I have told them that 
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