Essay about The Legacy Of Edwin Starr

1960 Words Mar 10th, 2016 8 Pages
Edwin Starr was a well-known American singer from the 1960s. In the 1960s, there were many social issues, such as African-American civil rights movement, feminism, and the Vietnam war. Many artists stood out and spoke loudly to against unequal treatment and war, Edwin Starr was one of the great singers during that time. Before 1945, French had the highest status in Vietnam, Lao, and Cambodia; however, after 1949, with communist became more and more powerful at that time, Ho Chi Minh who led north Vietnam declares independence. There were many communists in lots of countries such as the Soviet Union and China. Presidency Kennedy had a theory called “Domino theory”. It means if more communists control other areas such as the southern part of the Vietnam, it may cause more areas become communist. At that time, the US president ordered to send the military to the southeast of Asia to solve these problems. In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected to a new presidency. During his ruling years, he increased the number of the military to involve in the Vietnam war, and he also decided to plant bombs in Laos and Cambodia. In 1970, when he decided to send more soldiers into Cambodia, nationwide students came out of the campus and protested his strategy in the street. Not only that, thousands of American citizens strike to against him. In those protests, several students were killed by police. So it truly stirred the dissatisfaction of the American people. More and more people started to…

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