The Effects Of The Vietnam War

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The people of the United States on going to war with Vietnam had a variety of responses. Even after we entered the war, the President himself and his advisors expressed opinions of disapproval to sending troops to Vietnam. Lyndon B Johnson stated, “I don’t think it’s worth fighting for and I don’t think we an get out” (Roark et al 885). However, he made the decision to deploy troops to fight against the communism problem that was so relevant. He was making an effort to protect the reputation the U.S. had acquired from the previous wars we had been through. The majority of people were fearful of our decision to take action against Vietnam. The draft was a major concern with the law requiring teenagers to go and fight in Vietnam. They may have …show more content…
The government tried to not worry Americans regardless of how significant these decisions were. With the President claiming that the United States was a powerful force it encouraged the American people to support our involvement in Vietnam, to give people some faith changing their perspective on the subject. Unfortunately, our unsuccessful attempts to get the government under control in Vietnam to fight for anti-communism, showed exactly how much power we were lacking by failure to contain this problem. As far as the political effects of the war, we took a very careful approach to avoid any conflict with other foreign affairs. Regardless of the fact that our presence was in Vietnam, we purposely avoided attacking the Soviet and China regions in order to prevent any intervention of them into the war. After the Vietnam War had taken place, I believe the government made intentions to protect the Americans from the reality of situations overseas. Those in power such as the President saw it their responsibility to control any country without a stable government fearing it would spread all over the …show more content…
The idea was that minorities were making progress in achieving equal opportunity in America. This led the rest of the population to think that they gained enough to block the way for access to the same kind of opportunities. Mostly importantly Congress firmly backed up minorities in enforcing anti discrimination laws. However, Reagan’s influence left way for changes in the advancement of minorities civil rights, “The Court allowed states to impose restrictions that weakened access to abortion for poor and uneducated women, reduced protections against employment discrimination, and whittled down legal safeguards against the death penalty” (Roark et al 929). Feminists also went through many struggles being affected from the Republican party’s position on restricting woman’s rights. It was difficult for woman to have a say on the subject of abortion which was a main goal of the feminist movement. Activists focused more on defending their rights specifically in the areas of family and economic relations. Financially woman suffered from poverty and with unequal pay in the job market, it was very difficult to survive the economy during this time. During the Reagan administration, several act were passed that benefited woman who were divorced or had children. Reagan involved woman in politics and they became known for their involvement in the government, success in

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