The Vietnam War Has Far Reaching Consequences For The United States

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Failure is a hard word, and no matter how you analyze the Vietnam War, that is precisely what it was. The War was a personal failure on a national scale. From its covert commen- cements, through the bloodiest, most tenebrous days and determinately to the acrid end, this ten-year period of American history is a national disgrace. This research paper will deal with some of the more intriguing aspects and effects of this war. Since the Vietnam conflict made absolutely no sense politically, militarily or economically, the value of analysis must come on the individual level. The Vietnam War had far-reaching consequences for the United States. This paper will exhaustively discuss how these issues caused the psychological effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers morale afore the war and after utilizing different areas of research demon- strated by the utilization of several website, database, and scholary journal sources.
The Vietnam War led Congress to supersede the military draft with an all-volunteer force and the country to reduce the voting age to 18. It withal inspired Congress to assail the "imperial" presidency through the War Powers Act, restricting a president 's ability to send American forces into combat without explicit Congressional approbation (The War’s Conseq.). Tim O’Brien, author of, “The Things They Carried,” efficaciously demonstrates the psychological effect the military draft and an all-volunteer force had on the adolescent men during those times.…

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