Vietnam War Essay Outline

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Part I: High School Description: I come from a relatively small town of about 15,000 people. It’s definitely more of a rural high school. I draw this conclusion because there is a day set aside where some people can drive their tractors to school. I would say it is mainly made up of middle class kids. My high school was the only school for a significant amount of miles, therefore there definitely was a mix of classes. Ethnically wise, my high school is predominately white. The school is made of about 10% people from Asiatic background. A lot of whom are actually Hmong. A lot of the grandparents of the Hmong students fought for the US in Laos during the Vietnam War. It’s a pretty small community.
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“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley (project on screen but do not comment on)
Introduction: I am here to tell you why you should care about the Vietnam War. I will give a small, not complete synopsis, of some of the aspects of the war that I
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After the end of World War 2, two major superpowers rose from the ashes: The United States and The Soviet Union. For almost half a century, following the end of humanity’s worst war, a nuclear stare down, known as the Cold War, raged on. A major goal for both sides was to stop the spread of each other’s political ideology to other countries throughout the world. The US was trying to stop Communism and the Soviets were trying to stop Capitalism from spreading. This brings us to an all-important idea of the Domino Theory. This theory, created by the US, stated that if one country in Southeast Asia, or anywhere in the world, fell to Communism that many other countries in its proximity would fall with it. It was believed that if one country became a Communist country that it would create a chain reaction. This leads us to the United States’ involvement in

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