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    The Anti-war movement started during the 1960s and shaped America’s public opinion on conflicts for years to come. As in all its conflicts, the support of the people on the homefront influences America’s military commitment.. Without Homefront support, the American war machine dies. American pop culture during the 60s and 70s, sought to change public opinion against the Vietnam War. Through blatant anti-war lyrics to their actions, the popular artists and musicians of the era influenced the mindset of a generation to oppose the military actions in Vietnam. Vietnam was a French colony dating back to mid 1800s. Vietnam was meant as a farming colony for the production of agricultural products such as tobacco, tea, and coffee. The French treated…

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    An adversary to anti war, will argue that America’s involvement in the war was an economy booster. Although the war did create jobs, for soldiers and factories workers it equally lead to america's demise. It was not a stable work environment because when the war was over thousands would lose their jobs because there was no longer a need for them. People who once worked in factories to make bullets were no longer needed because the demand for bullets went down. Plus all the men who were deployed…

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    The anti-war movement was a big conflict over the Vietnam War. A anti-war movement is a social movement, almost a nation's decision to carry or start an armed conflict. It could also mean pacifism which means you're against violence military force during a time of conflict or problems. One of the most times the anti-war movement was in full affect was during the 1960’s. Most of the supporters of the anti-war movement were college students, middle-class suburbs, labor unions, and government…

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    The Anti-War Movement “Like most Americans, I had only seen war only through the cooling lens of a TV camera. I knew the statistics: so many dead, so many bombs dropped. But seeing in person, driving past dozens of devastated buildings, was far more emotional, even in the dark.” (Zimmerman 260). President Lyndon B. Johnson refused to lose Vietnam, and he feared losing Vietnam would send them in the direction as China. In 1960, Viet-Cong rebels from south revolted causing the election to be Ho…

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    A Better War examines how General Creighton Abrams’ switch from a policy of attrition to a policy of population security won the battles of Vietnam, but the incompetency of many in Congress lost the war. After General William C. Westmoreland failed to make progress in Vietnam, Abrams was promoted to replace Westmoreland. Under Abrams’ leadership, America saw many victories in Vietnam. However, all of the progress made came a little too late. Weak leadership from Westmoreland combined with a…

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    Throughout history, war antagonists transformed their concern, empathy, and anger into emotional poetry, visual art, or music. Although war culture typically fell into the pro-war category, the Vietnam War’s musical culture was different from other wars in that its song fell into the anti-war category because of the negative sentiment towards the war that new technology and the media were perpetuating. Rock and Roll eventually became knows as the “weapon of cultural revolution”, as it influenced…

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    normal life away from the war. Protesting and anti-war movements made it even hard for the already damaged veterans. The number anti-war movements began to climb during the Vietnam war. American civilians reacted poorly to the return, spewing hate, harsh words, and even spitting at those coming home. The poor treatment of Vietnam veterans during and after the war has caused veterans across America to be forgotten by the nation for which they fought. The war in Vietnam had no definite beginning,…

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    The Anti-Vietnam War movement eventually succeeded with U.S forces exiting Vietnam. Previous to that, achievements of the movement were in public opinion not policy. The United States interfered in Vietnam for the purpose of containing the geopolitical spread of communism. The Anti-Vietnam War movement was mainly made up of baby-boom college students, as they were the people threatened by the draft. The movement co-occurred with social change for American women, black people and non-straight…

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    Historical Perspective: I’m going to be discussing the historical thinking concept of historical perspectives. The 1960s was a frustrating yet exciting time to be alive. While the Baby Boomers were a large percent of the hippie generation, many of 60s youth were also alive during WWII. Thus, many of them lived through WWII and through the cold war which was just starting in the 60s. As a result, people were tired of the fighting and violence from the war and demanded a change. The main ideals of…

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    In the novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut it is immediately clear that the author’s intent was to write a novel revealing the effect that war has on the people involved and address these issues as well as how harmful the glamorization of them are by writing an anti-war satire. Vonnegut executed this successfully by explainingly thoroughly the lasting effects war has on people and using examples of the negative and desperate ways that these people will try to cope with their feelings…

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