From World War II to the present, policies both foreign and domestic have reshaped and changed

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From World War II to the present, policies both foreign and domestic have reshaped and changed American culture and Identity. Several of the events that greatly shape and impacted policies in the United States are Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and the September eleventh terrorist attack in 2001.
The Civil Rights Movement has changed what life is like in America and has improved in a better way. Previous to the movement, many races were treated as inferior. Race riots broke out everywhere across America. The riots began when Roy Bryant and J.W. Miriam murdered a 14-year-old girl, Emmett till, on August 28, 1955. Both men were neither convicted of the crime they committed and it sparked a repercussion. There were many boycotts, sit
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It changed the way American live today and on how we viewed the media, our government, and our Constitutional rights. In the fall of 1960, the UC Berkeley college students protested against the Vietnam War. Students felt it was not right that 76% of the men being drafted into the war were from the lower class and 11% were African American. Later, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is founded. It seeks to create a sustained community of educational and political concerns. More and more student’s protest happened across America. The worst of them all was the “Tet” Offensive, on January 30, 1968, 36 of 44 provincial capitals were attacked. People raided the U.S. embassy in Saigon. The Vietnam War’s controversially spurred a great many sources of protest against our government’s use of power, how far we could extend the rights of free expression, and primarily against the violence of the war. These changes in the behavior of the young generation in our society left a lasting mark on are country. It began to cause a generational drift with the younger and older generation. Protest at Kent State lead to four killed National Guard and it was only a matter of time before Johnson realized that some form of action needed to be taken place to end the Madness in the United States. American eventually came to a truce on January 27, 1973. The Vietnam War is the reason for the “drift” between generations. Kids started to rebel and it

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