The War Of The Vietnam War Essay

1267 Words Mar 26th, 2016 6 Pages
The Vietnam War was fought from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The U.S. supported South Vietnam because it was democratic. In addition, the U.S. wanted to prevent the spread of communism. The involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War has been a very controversial topic over the years. Some Americans believed that it was our duty to defend against the spread of communism while other Americans believed that it was an unnecessary war and it was not out job to get involved and it was a costly blunder. The anti-war movement had an enormous effect on the United States because it brought about changes in the government, the war strategy was re-evaluated and eventually forced the troops to withdraw. Many college campuses began protests against the Vietnam War. The first teach-in was conducted on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on March 24, 1965 where the faculty held anti-war seminars, classes were cancelled and there were speeches and rallies for about twelve hours. On March 26, 1965 another tech-in took place at Columbia University in New York City and these types of rallies soon spread to other universities. On April 27, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson gave a major speech on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in response to the months of criticism against the war and the public pressure to give peace a chance. The speech was called “Peace without Conquest” and in the speech President Johnson said the…

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