History 1302 Lecture April 12

History 1302 Lecture April 12 - History 1302 Lecture April...

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History 1302 Lecture April 12, 2010 Vietnam and the Questioning of America War begins Anew Johnson’s Escalation Nixon’s Escalation Losing the Wars The Questioning of America African American Response Students for a Democratic Society Veterans and Soldiers Media Shifts Antiwar Protests Veterans Against the War The Secret Wars Laos and Cambodia Pentagon Papers War Powers Resolution (1973) The Veterans’ Burdens May Lai Massacre Married men and men in college were deferred from the war. The average age for men fighting in Vietnam was 19.
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Nixon’s Escalation Nixon pledged to get the U.S. out of Vietnam. He began to withdraw troops, however, causality rates peaked during this time. Vietnamization – replacing American troops with South Vietnamese troops Failed to stop the NLF and increased causalities of southern Vietnamese and American troops. Losing the War Overly critical media undermined the war Antiwar Movement also undermined the war Many say that we could have won the war if we would have stepped up the amount
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