The War Of The Vietnam War

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During the 1960s and early 1970s, the Vietnam was the most talked about issue of the time. Due to the high number of American casualties, and the troubling images that were broadcast on the nightly news networks, the opposition of the war rose drastically. Many argue that the climax of the anti-war opposition occurred in May of 1970 on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. It was during an anti-war protest that the Ohio National Guard opened fired on the crowd, killing four students. The country, torn apart by the war, saw the support for the soldiers decrease. In the years that followed Kent, President Nixon began to bring troops home from Vietnam. Expecting a hero’s welcome back to the states, similar to what their parents had received following WWII; Vietnam Veterans received quite the opposite. At airports that soldiers were returning to, many protests occurred, shaming the soldiers for their actions during the war. Many of the veterans returning home Vietnam found it hard to find work because too many people had developed a hatred for them due to the war. Congress confronted the growing problem of discrimination against these Veterans by taking action in 1974. Congress passed the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) to combat the discrimination problem that the veterans were dealing with. According to the United States Department of Labor website, the VEVRAA “requires covered federal government contractors and subcontractors
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