Anti-Vietnam Movement In The U.S.

The antiwar movement against Vietnam in the US from 1965-1971 was
the most significant movement of its kind in the nation's history. The
United States first became directly involved in Vietnam in 1950 when
President Harry Truman started to underwrite the costs of France's war
against the Viet Minh. Later, the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower and
John F. Kennedy increased the US's political, economic, and military
commitments steadily throughout the fifties and early sixties in the
Indochina region. Prominent senators had already begun criticizing
American involvement in Vietnam during the summer of 1964, which led to the
mass antiwar movement that was to appear in the summer of 1965. ...

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to the antiwar activity.
Although, it faded when the college students went home during the summer
of 1965, other types of protest that grew through 1971 soon replaced it.
All of these movements captured the attention of the White House,
especially when 25,000 people marched on Washington Avenue. And at times
these movements attracted the interest of all the big decision-makers and
their advisors (Gettleman, 54).

The teach-ins began at the University of Michigan on March 24,
1965, and spread to other campuses, including Wisconsin on April 1. These
protests at some of America's finest universities captured public
attention. The Demonstrations were one form of attempting to go beyond
mere words and research and reason, and to put direct pressure on those
who were conducting policy in apparent disdain for the will expressed by
the voters (Spector, 30-31). Within the US government, some saw these
teach-ins as an important development that might slow down on further
escalation in ...

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through the pause with their own
programs, and the scattered teach-ins had become more of a problem for
President Johnson when their organizers joined in an unofficial group, the
Inter-University Committee for a Public Hearing on Vietnam. This new
committee began planning a nationwide teach-in to be conducted on
television and radio, of which would be a debate between protesters and
administrators of the government. The antiwar movement, through the
national teach-in, contributed to the resignations of many government
officials, including the resignation of McGeorge Bundy in early 1966. This
well-publicized debate made the antiwar effort more respectable.

As supporters of the war ...

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Category: American History
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