Viet Nam War "Nixon's Plan for "Peace With Honor" In 1969, Richard Nixon became the new U.S. President and he had his own plan to end U.S. involvement in Vietnam. President Nixon outlined a plan called Vietnamization, which was a process to remove U.S. troops from Vietnam while handing back the fighting to the South Vietnamese. The withdrawal of U.S. troops began in July 1969. To bring a faster end to hostilities, President Nixon also expanded the war into other countries, such as Laos and Cambodia -- a move that created thousands of protests, especially on college campuses, back in America. To work toward peace, new peace talks began in Paris on January 25, 1969.
Such a case would be the story of Agent Orange. Agent Orange was an herbicide used in the Vietnam War by South Vietnam and the United States to try to get rid of the jungle in which the Vietcong used as cover. Unfortunately, the herbicide contained an extremely dangerous and potent compound 2,3,7,8, - tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), or commonly referred to as just dioxin (Herbicides). TCDD has caused many ill effects in people who have been exposed to it, and it was not only until years after the widespread use in the war that it was discovered to be exceedingly dangerous. The chemical defoliant Agent Orange, along with other defoliants, was produced and sold to the military by various companies such as DOW Chemical Company (Agent Orange).
During this war, the American military utilized defoliants, which are known chemicals causing the plant’s leave to fall. One of the defoliants used by the military is Agent Orange and the PR Newswire (“HDNet world report investigates the devastating effects of Agent Orange 30 years after the Vietnam War”, 2009) reported that it is included with the20 million gallons of other herbicides that they dropped in the jungles of the Vietnam. The concentration level of this defoliants reaches up to 50 times, and the effect does not only appear to be detrimental among trees. Since, dioxin is a byproduct of Agent Orange, many people has been exposed in what the world call as the
Silent Spring and the Utilitarian Conservation Movement Post World War II, The Unites States had sweeping successes in the area of industrialization yet dealt widely with the consequences of the negative effects of development, as the nation was littered with trash. As a result of the war’s technological advances in chemicals, companies such as Dow Chemical who were developing rapid amounts for the war effort had a large surplus. Campaigns by companies coined slogans such as, “better living through chemistry” in order to spread the demand for wider chemical use in the American home. The surplus of chemicals led to the creation of chlorinated hydrocarbons and organic phosphates; and so began the consumer pesticide industry as the companies jabbed toward the consumer market. Alas, only small amounts of these ‘home sprays’ actually hit their target resulting in a mass contamination of soil, air, and food.
Notes: * Viewed as one of the most infamous events of the Vietnam War. * Higher-ranking U.S. Army officers managed to cover up the events of that day for a year before revelations by a soldier who had heard of the massacre sparked a wave of international outrage and led to a special investigation into the matter. * In 1970, a U.S. Army board charged 14 officers of
In the modern United States military,the use of drugs became recognized as a problem in the late 1960's and early 70's. About 20% of Vietnam veterans reported having narcotics on a weekly basis and 20% were considered to be addicted based on symptoms of dependence. American soldiers continued to use drugs and the type of drugs changed over the years. During that time period, American soldiers was discharged from the military because of their habitual drug use. Drugs in the military is a risk to the United States national security because it reduce the readiness of our soldier's.
Opposition to the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s grew into the most extensive antiwar movement in American history. Public protests against the war began slowly in the early 1960s with a handful of demonstrations in large cities and on college campuses and grew rapidly after 1964 as the American military presence in Vietnam increased to over five hundred thousand American combat troops. By the late 1960s Vietnam War protests attracted several hundred thousand participants at locations throughout the nation. Although antiwar demonstrations were somewhat limited in Oklahoma prior to 1970, the Sooner State was the focus of one federal government effort to minimize the influence of radical student groups and dissident activities. In response to the emergence of the Students for a Democratic Society and other radical groups on college campuses, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover authorized a number of countermeasures in an attempt to "disrupt" and discredit dissident activity.
The U.S provided military advisors and support and the first U.S troops entered Vietnam in March 1965. They sent in 2,000 military advisors, a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition started to deteriorate and by 1963 South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Viet Cong. Convinced that the communists where escalating the War, Johnson began the bombing campaign against North Vietnam. Air strikes commenced and he sent the first U.S ground combat troops to
We have already stopped Joe Camel so we will use our experience with him to apprehend “The Killer Clown”. Forty years ago lung cancer and other diseases plagued the United States, creating a major health problem. So in 1965 the U.S. Congress came up with the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, which banned all advertising of cigarettes in the broadcast media, and also required a health warning on all tobacco products. Four years later the Congress created the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, which banned smoking in certain places, made buying cigarettes harder for children, and also significantly increased excise taxes on tobacco (Engelhard). These Acts where put into place because the health of the American people was at stake and in my opinion this is what needs to be done to fast food.
Machismo Phone Red Power o The “Termination” Policy o 1968-The American Indian Movement sought greater tribal self-government and the restoration of economic resources Silent Spring o Rachel Carson reveals dangers of DDT to animals and humans; Discredited by the media; Labeled “hysterical” and “emotional” The New Environmentalism o Membership in the Sierra Club triples o Movement gains broad bi-partisan support o Clean air and Clean water acts, endangered species act o Unsafe at any speed (1965) and the new consumer protection laws The Rights Revolution o New York Times vs. Sullivan (1964) o Loving vs. Virginia (1967) o Jones vs. Alfred H. Mayer (1968) Policing the States o Miranda vs. Arizona (1966) o Baker vs. Carr (1966) o 1962-1963- No public prayer or Bible reading in American public schools The Right to