Week 5 Assignment - Who was the enemy and who was the...

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Who was the enemy and who was the friend? This was the main question being asked during the Vietnam War. Before the war, most of the United States population held high regard for their Government Officials and universities; however, during the 1960s, these views drastically changed. Viewpoints were beginning to vary; many had conflicting emotions about the U.S. involvement in the war. Many felt that the intentions were superior but knew we would never be able to win the war and it carried too much of a burden on the people, socially and economically. But on the other hand many felt that our involvement in the war was purposeful and retreat was not an option until the war was won. Of the population who was against the U.S. involvement in the war, deadly demonstrations on college campuses began throughout the nation. Many soldiers who fought in the war were forced because of the draft. Implemented for the first time since 1942, many Americans from the Baby Boom era were chosen to fight in the Vietnam War because of their coming of age. However, many of the people selected were eligible for deferments or exemptions because they were either enrolled in school or had medical issues of some kind. Many selected who were not enrolled in college nor had medical issues were from lower class populations or of ethnic origins,
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