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How did young Americans react to the war, and how did their reaction shape cultural developments? The attitude of young people to war has changed markedly during the 20th century. In the early 20th century, many young men were eager to join armies in wartime, as it promised high pay and the opportunity to travel. As the century progressed, the availability of travel and increased living standards neutralized these advantages, and improved media coverage made the horrors of war known. This translated into a dislike and hostility toward service in the armed forces.
How did Richard Nixon's action affect the outcome of the war, and U.S. reactions to events? President Nixon wanted South Vietnamese Troops to take over combat duties from United States forces. Nixon enjoyed fairly strong approval ratings in the first years of his presidency, and despite some drop-off, typical of that experienced by most presidents, he regained enough support in 1972 to win a landslide reelection victory, garnering 60.67% of thepopular voteand winning every state except Massachusetts. In the spring of 1974, as the news slowly broke about the Watergate break-in, cover-up, and White House involvement in the affair, Nixon’s approval ratings began a steady decline. In the last Galluppoll before the resignation, disapproval of the President ran highest among Democrats (78%), but Independents were nearly as negative at 69%, and even among Republicans, nearly four in ten (38%) disapproved. What was the final outcome of the Vietnam War, and how was the United States affected? Communist North Vietnam successfully re-united with it's southern half, creating one communist Vietnam country. Unification for the country of Vietnam. North Vietnam won. Two effects on the United States were, that it eliminated the draft (creating an "All-Volunteer" military), and lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. There became a wide spread distrust of the government. "Watergate" was directly involved with the war, and "Watergate" added fuel to this distrust. Now that you have organized your thoughts, write your essay below.