The Vietnam Experience

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The Vietnam Experience The Vietnam Experience Charlotte Adams March 27, 2011 HIS 135 Paul Sunderman
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The Vietnam Experience The Vietnam War was one of the worst wars in United States history, and the cost in lives and financing were beyond imaginable, even by today’s standards. With millions of armed forces, and billions of dollars in war funding, more than 50,000 American soldiers lost their lives. Many young Americans, especially college students, protested against the war in Vietnam, and these times of student unrest changed the way many people viewed the war. Aside from student unrest, other issues contributed to the social and political outcomes of the war. The war affected the way people perceived each other, more so for soldiers returning from the war suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and healing from injuries, and money put into the war effort took away from money needed at home. The following paragraphs will expound upon the topics of student unrest and the changes in political and social standings after the Vietnam War. Student unrest was at an all time high during the Vietnam War. While many causes for student unrest existed, the Draft was the most significant. The Draft required all young men to
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