Vietnam War Americanization Essay

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The Americanization was the period when the United States truly began taking over the
Vietnam War. President Lyndon B. Johnson began to release for the first time a juncture of air attacks and during the Americanization, this is when the war begins to escalate to a new different level. The Vietnam War had a great significance in the events that occurred in the United
States, this era was a period of development, movements, reforms, protest and great revolt.
Vietnam was central throughout all these occurrences.
President Johnson and his administration began to take the war to a different level, yet the military did not find the air war effective in Vietnam. The United States did not want to initially take over the whole war, yet they feared that the enemy would become
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Before these changes, the anti-war movements were predominant and greatly affected the
United States. Many other movements were occurring, but the Vietnam War influenced all other events and movements in the United States.
Many of those who were drafted into the military and came from the higher classes, had the connections that helped them receive special treatments while serving in the United States
Military. Ranging from where they stationed to how they were treated regarding disciplinary actions. Some higher classed enlisters never even went to Vietnam, they went elsewhere or stayed in the United States, and those who received this had fathers or family members who had a political or financial influence to be able to call the shots concerning their assigned post and place of service. Others who came from lower social classes were not as fortunate to receive such amenities.
Many who were drafted to Vietnam were from the poorest to the central lowest social classes; the upper middle and rich classes had no need to enlist and could afford to send

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