The Vietnam War

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V i e t n a m | 1 The Vietnam War: Did It Make A Difference? By Joshua Ingmire
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V i e t n a m | 2 When the United States made the move to enter the Vietnam War, the reasoning was perceived by citizens to be honorable and necessary. This perception was no accident, as politicians and government officials typically distribute information to the public in a manner that maintains an angle of support for their cause(s). Sometimes the results of the actions distributed do not meet the expectations promised to the public, and officials may then be viewed as liars. During the era of the Vietnam War, a change was taking place within the societal structure in the United States of America. For decades Americans had been fighting for equal rights for minorities of every kind, including African Americans and women. In the 1960’s and 1970’s a revolution of sorts occurred, calling for freedom for all people, blacks, women, children, and even foreigners to the United States. It could have been seen as a humanitarian movement, and in all reality it was, but people at this time were fighting for more personal freedoms as well. When the draft first began, which was basically the forced entry of citizens into the war, minority men were most likely to be chosen as combat soldiers. These men were seen as more expendable to our nation’s resources. It was a new generation of students,
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2010 for the course HIS 210 taught by Professor Falk during the Spring '10 term at Uni. Plymouth.

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