The War Of The Vietnam War

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During 1968, the Vietnam War was a major moment in American history. The Vietnam War was the most publicized war during its era; moreover, this was the most unpopular war to hit the United States. All over the country, riots began to raise, anti-war movement spread all over the states begging to stop the war and chaos overseas. During this time, fear and doubt were widespread due to the decisions of the government, and battles occurring in Vietnam. On Jan. 31, 1968, the Tet offense began and the Vietnamese armies surprised the American and ARVN armies as they attacked almost every major town in South Vietnam. Most of these attacks were repelled and the American people saw this as a defeat. Broadcasting was one of the first times when technology could help people comprehend what was going on. With the improvements of radio and television, the American people could watch what was going on. When they saw these events happening, they realized the power that Vietnam possessed was well more than what they were expecting. Although this did bring down the opinions about the war down, it also greatly affected their thoughts of the government. Before this had happened, military leaders like Gen. Westmorland were saying to Americans that the Army had everything under control. This event proved to be contradictory to all the previous statements made about the war. This Offensive also vastly affected President Johnson as well. The president’s popularity was being lost as Americans

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