The Vietnam conflict has been known for being the most unpopular war in the history of the United States. The war of 1812, the Mexican war and the Korean conflict of the early 1950's were also opposed by large groups of the American people, but none of them generated the emotional anxiety and utter hatred that spawned Vietnam. The Vietnam war caused people to ask the question of sending our young people to die in places where they were particular wanted and for people who did not seem especial grateful.
The United States became increasingly involved with the War in Vietnam mostly thanks to their enmity with Russia due to the fact they were Communist, and how the USSR spread claiming countries that could’ve been turned democratic and become trading partners of the US. While Russia, Britain and the USA were all allies in WW1, they disagreed on many things, especially on how Germany should be punished and how should Europe be handled.
The Vietnam War was an unpopular war because the United States has fought a war that does not have a direct bearing on the United States, it has not only ended in failure but also has not benefited from it. The Vietnam War was originally a unified war. It was a civil war. It's like the American Civil War. The United States should not participate in this war, but the United States joined the war and is one of the main force. Some Americans believed that the Communist threat was used as a scapegoat to hide imperialistic intentions, while others thought this is an act of interference in the internal affairs of other countries, during the Vietnam War. That made the Vietnam War become one of the most unpopular wars in American history.
Many people felt that this was a war of money that the U.S. didn’t need to interfere in and was being fought by North and South Vietnam, therefore we had no business getting in the middle of it. The United States should've thought of themselves and done what was best for them as a country. When Dwight D. Eisenhower left office, a new President came in with the name John F. Kennedy. JFK warns the American public about “Military Industrial Complex”. This affected Americans because we didn’t want all of Vietnam to become communist. From the beginning, the United States was not aware of what they were getting themselves into. Furthermore, they didn’t understand the nature of the war on who and why they were fighting.
The Vietnam War is one of the most important conflicts of the twentieth century. It is the second most traumatic, contentious, and problematic event in U.S. history—the first being the Civil War. Yet the Vietnam War, means that “the dispute zone”. it was also called "Second Indochina War" and the "American War".
The Vietnam War was the longest and the most unpopular American war of the twentieth century. The United States was involve in the Vietnam from 1944 to 1973, but it was only during the last years that the U.S deployed ground troops (Lawrence 1). For the first time the United states was the aggressor. Vietnam is situated thousands of miles from the United States, so Vietnam was not a direct threat to the United States’ safety. The Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh seem to look up to the United States, their declaration of independence is prove of that. The United States involvement was so controversial because to some people the U.S was trying to stop heroic Vietnamese national liberation movement (CITE). Tim O’Brian was a university graduate
Exploring the Reasons for United States' Involvement in Vietnam 1. US involvement in Vietnam The US wanted to stop communist expansion into South Vietnam after successfully stopping them from capturing South Korea but President Eisenhower could not get the support of the
Many people to this day still believe that America had no business getting involved in the Vietnam War. It was a very controversial decision made by John. F Kennedy to send over American troops to aid in the battle against communism. The people that supported this decision to participate in the war always said that it would work out better for the United States in the long run. Well, they could not be more wrong. America entering into the vietnam war was the least helpful thing to America in the long run. Simply it took America’s self image and through it in the garbage. The Vietnam war, for the Americans, was an unwinnable war. The half a million United States troops as well as the 700,000 southern Vietnamese troops were no match for the 250,000 northern vietnamese troops. The
The Vietnam war was highly controversial and unpopular with the American public. The United States’ involvement in the Vietnam war lasted from 1965-1972, and it was the first war to fight Guerilla fighters head on in the U.S. This pressured the U.S to adopt a very aggressive form of foreign policy to combat communist guerilla fighters. Vietnam was not a mistake and was doomed to fail to begin with because before there were any U.S troops in the country the U.S was funding the South Vietnamese government the U.S had given the South Vietnamese $770 million. (Haugen 10) The money, however, was not being used properly, and at that point the U.S should have known that even if they went and occupied the country, it still wouldn’t have helped anything especially when the country had very a very small strategic importance. Regardless the U.S intervened and got more than they bargained for.or the first time, the U.S experienced a situation where they would need to change their foreign policy to combat this
Millions suffered. More than fifty thousand people died, and hundreds of protests. The Vietnam War, one of the longest wars ever fought by the United States, became an era full of controversy, nonviolent protests, and unwanted attention to the U.S. After the war escalated to its highest point in the 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson started drafting more young men into war. This decision was highly criticized by anti-war supporters and the young men’s family. The Vietnam War was proved to be a common topic among writers who felt the need to fight against the war, and combat the issue of drafting. Still today, the Vietnam War is one of the mostly highly debated conflicts in the US.
was also known as the Second Indochina War and began in 1954. One of the most
The different beliefs caused a lot of problems for example the Vietnamese War that started on November 1, 1955 and ended on April 30, 1975. The Vietnamese War was also known as Resistance War against America. It occurred in Vietnam and Cambodia. The leader for the north was Ho Chi Minh and the South was Ngo Dinh Diem. The US supported the south of Vietnam and the USSR supported the north of Vietnam. The reason USA got involved in the War because they didn’t wanted the part of the world falling under the communist influence. The USA also got involved because they wanted to help the Northern side of Vietnam that was led by Ho Chi Minh. Both the countries knew that they can’t have an all-out nuclear war so they decided to cause problems in Vietnam.
In October 1967, America and troops reported that Vietnam declared war after bombing and killing several Americans. The Vietnam War is one war that no one really could find reason for. American troops went through many soldiers during this war. It seemed that once the Vietnam War started, no one was able to predict when the war was going to end. Back home in America, in Wisconsin, a university full of students being to rally outside insisting for the war in Vietnam to end. This was a constant and everyday thing. Student would often miss class in order to participate in the fear of being drafted in the anti- war rallies. In Vietnam, both American and Vietnam soldiers continued being killed as the ongoing fight to end the war was still in process.
In my opinion the US getting involved in the Vietnam War was a bad thing. This is because of the killing of innocent people and also they didn't want our help so why make it worse. If a country wanted to be left alone to fight a war we can't just protect them if theyear didn't want us.
One of the main reasons why this war was so unpopular was because the government’s motive was hypocritical in a sense. The government’s reasoning for the Vietnam War was “for the freedom of the Vietnamese people” (http://cbcpp.com/202/readings/vietnam_reading.pdf), however, people of color were still battling for their own freedom in America. On top of this freedom hypocrisy situation, America was squandering resources and money on the war. The GIs United Against the War in Vietnam wanted that money to be spent to make America an example for all countries: “free of poverty and hunger, free of racial oppression, free of slums and illiteracy, and the misery they produce” ( http://cbcpp.com/202/readings/vietnam_reading.pdf). America had a lot of work to do on its own grounds before helping other countries “free” their citizens from corruption.