06.07 Dissilusionment Essay

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06.07 Disillusionment: Assignment

Question: Explain how events such as the Vietnam War and Watergate affected the American public’s opinion of the U.S government.

Part I: Read the question above and write down what you think the question is asking in your own words. I think that this question is asking for the American public perception of the US government and their elected officials during both of these events. Both the Vietnam War and Watergate events had big impacts on American society. For example, the Vietnam War was the first war to be televised in color, but a lot of the baby boom generation were either in the war or against the war. The Watergate event made Americans feel let down because of the mistrust in the US
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* Write what you think the purpose of the source is and who the original audience would have been. * Write at least one sentence explaining how the source helps you explain the way the event affected the American public’s opinion of the government. * Choose a quote from the source that you would use as evidence to support your answer to the question.

Vietnam:
Source: Online Encyclopedia
Title: Vietnam War
Web address: http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Vietnam_War.aspx
Summary: This source is an up-to-date online encyclopedia on the history of the Vietnam War. It has many different articles that talk about many different aspects of the war. Some aspects including the war itself, espionage, intel, security, police action at home, the aftermath, etc.
Audience: I believe the audience for this

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