America 's Involvement During The Vietnam War Essay

2462 Words Apr 29th, 2016 10 Pages
America 's involvement in the Vietnamese Conflict, was to stop the spreading of communism in Southeast Asia, to show how hard it is for the soldier to fight in the Vietnam war and by using some of the protest songs and it was to show how hard it is to fight during this time and during the pro-Vietnam era. During this period of time some of the most popular songs were classic soul and it is a popular music genre that was originated in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s during the Vietnam War era. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz. In regard to the Vietnam War, the 70s protests movements picked up where the 60s left off. Music began to overtake people and helped them to start protesting. Even though protest songs were very popular during this period of time the majority of Vietnam War songs fell into the category of anti- war song instead of pro- war song.
"Draft Dodger Rag" was an anti- war song written by Phil Ochs. He is a protest singer from the 1960s, this album was released in 1965 which quickly became an uplifting song of the Anti- Vietnam war movement. He wrote this song when the American involvement in the Vietnam war was beginning to grow larger and larger. In his song he sung mostly about the reason why he is not being able to serve for the military service and that he is unfit for the military. His reason for not serving were because of allergies and asthma, back pain, drug addiction, college…

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