Vietnam War Justified

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The United States going to Vietnam was a mistake because of the violence that went on in the United States, the violence in Vietnam, and the government was being dishonest about the war towards the people. These reasons proved evidence that the United States decision to enter the war was not justified.

The war had divided the people into two groups. The ones that supported the war were called hawks and the people that did not support the war were called doves. Sometimes there were peaceful protests, but there were there were some that were not and the police have come to stop the protests. They have resorted to beating some of the protesters. There was a draft for another 150.000 men for the war and protest broke out everywhere, including colleges like Kent State University for example. At Kent
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There were documents that contained information that officials questioned Americas involvement in the war. America was losing in Vietnam and the government was telling the American people that America was winning, but that was not the case. These documents were called the Pentagon Papers. America should not have been in a war that was between North and South Vietnam because it led to the government being dishonest to the public. These papers were leaked to the press and this incident was an embarrassment for the government and the president. This was the largest political scandal in American History ("The Pentagon Papers"). Another incident was the Gulf of Tonkin. Supposedly the navy was attacked by torpedoes sent by North Vietnam. The government gave the president right to do all means necessary to repel any attacks (Appleby [Page 886]). There have been questions about if this incident really did happen and potentially was made up in order to have another reason to going to Vietnam. These two instances caused the government to lie to the American people and so they lost their trust in the

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