The Legacy Of The Vietnam War Essay

1470 Words Dec 9th, 2015 6 Pages
The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars America has ever been involved in. Our nation was divided into two bodies who argued the sanity of the other. Televisions and radios covered every inch of the war, from our soldiers to their families at home. Overseas our troops fought alongside Democratic South Vietnam to not only protect Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh and the growing communist threat, but to also put an end to the spread of communism throughout Southeast Asia, as or postulated by the domino theory. The sixties and the seventies were a time of change, especially in the United States. Racial segregation flooded the south, this caused many problems not only in the southern states but in all states. Protests such as the March on Washington, the Alabama Bus Boycott, and sit-ins in states like North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee advocated African American equal rights. Many figure heads such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X sought equal treatment for all. Unfortunately, America wasn’t truly touched by these small battles until after the assassination of both MLK and Malcolm X. Racial segregation was not the only battle being fought on our soil; the Women 's Suffrage Movement was also in full swing. One evident feminist dispute during this time was the Roe Vs. Wade court case. This case gave women the right to abort unwanted children and was a tremendous step for women 's equal rights. Within these movements came new beliefs and new norms. Hippies…

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