DA4004 Vietnam Wk 5 Assignment

DA4004 Vietnam Wk 5 Assignment - Running head: VIETNAM 1...

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Running head: VIETNAM 1 Vietnam Donna Kelly Alcorn HIS/135 The American Experience Since 1945 May 22, 2011 Larry Hays
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VIETNAM 2 Vietnam Vietnam to this day represents a meaning of highly contested and unresolved issues. Students back during the Vietnam War started to ask questions about the way things were being handled and they started to demand answers. They were suddenly being called on to fight even die for something they knew nothing about or the reasons behind it. “Hatred for the authority of national leaders whose platitudes and slogans have proved false spread distrust of all students for all traditional authority figures, causing students to question the authority of all those in positions of power and/or dominance” (University of Miami, 2011). The Vietnam War was dragged on with no end in sight; American casualties were mounting along, you men who received deferments, because of their student status found themselves in increased jeopardy. They were waiting on a promised end to the war that only came much later than they expected. There were two basic view points during this time. On one hand you had a group that
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