This compelled a sense of unity, which in turn helped groups organize to change how the nation viewed the war. Country Joe McDonald’s song emphasizes a misunderstanding between the young radicals of society and their leaders, “And it’s 1,2,3, what’re we fighting for? / Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn” (14-15). An increasingly noticeable ‘generation gap’ started to widen as U.S. News & World Report “assured its readers that Vietnam was a “local war... Big war is not threatened” (Lynskey 89). However, when President Johnson and other military advisors mixed-up events, possibly deliberately, to claim that North Vietnam had just attacked the US naval force in the Gulf of Tonkin- an incident which later proved to be a minor naval clash (Prados 1) and used this conflict as a premise to launch a full scale invasion of the communist state, the antiwar movement consolidated with great speed.
How Significant was the Vietnam War in Stimulating the Protest Culture of the 1960's? The popular protest culture that formed within the 1960's, that rebelled against the American traditional system arguably occurred because of the involvement in the Vietnam war from the federal government. Many young student and black Americans specifically, were highly against American intervention, prompting the protest culture. However, other reasons could have prompted this too, like the assassination of Kennedy, more political interest and involvement from young radicals now favouring communist and socialist ideas, and also, arguably the increase in education meaning young adults now didn't have to earn their livings as early on in their lives. Firstly, the Vietnam war was undoubtedly a very significant factor in the increased protests during the 60's.
When the war started many American people was against it and want this to end son as possible. They were against it because United States didn´t have any trade with Vietnam or something like that. Many people give their opinions about the war in Vietnam. In the next paragraphs I am going to talk about two American groups fell about the war, the two groups are the American public and the soldiers. The first group the American public at the beginning of the war agreed with the fact that Us was helping South Vietnam, this because the president of the united States in this year told the people that they need to go to war and they have to go even if they don´t like the idea.
In the 1960’s protest, activism and social change started to take over America. Waldo Emerson had part in the art moment and had social and political protests during the great depression. America was deeply involved with waging a neo-colonial war of imperialism. The French colonists had finally withdrawn from Vietnam after centuries that they occupied it. The Anti-Vietnam war moment in the untied states prove that there were people who cared about peace not war, with protesting, sit ins, and the communication to boycott drafting of soldiers so they wouldn’t go to war.
Rap & Hip-Hop’s Vulgarity is Making a Negative Impact The hip-hop and rap music industry started off as simply entertainment to people who were tired of the common pop and rock music; after a huge increase of popularity hip-hop is now a way of life. Whether the drastic change that is occurring has a positive or negative impact on youth in society is the question. There are a few researchers, bystanders, and music lovers who do not see the harm. However, a large portion of society today believes otherwise. If someone turned on the radio right at this moment they would hear an abundance of swear words, references to sex, stanzas exclaiming how much they love a certain drug, a verse about how someone dodged a bullet, in a literal sense, or lyrics objectifying women.
These icons addressed their audience as members of the counter-culture they belonged to and helped them to believe that their counter-culture dreams had gotten them to a point in which they were now a separate ‘alternate society’ which could be run the way they wanted and could oppose authority within a group of likeminded individuals. The music expressed both aspirations for a better world and united all those who shared the same belief towards the war in Vietnam and the current political system in the United States. During the 60s, the music had played such a role in identifying such social problems as alienation, war, racism and other forms of social oppression that it was literally seen as a driving force for the youths’ active protesting lifestyle. Bands played to huge crowds to address such issues, and no event could have been as impacting and hugely motivational as the Woodstock Festival, which took place in the outskirts of New York City during the weekend of August 15-18, 1969. It was seen as the culmination of over a decade of questioning authority and revolutionary happenings in the world.
He created the Vietcong, and soon he followers began to grow and grow. Ho Chi Minh was the leader from the North of Vietnam, although using vicious methods, majority of the Vietnamese people agreed with him and his views for Vietnam to be an independent state- to be left alone by larger countries, such as France (twice) and China, who had already tried to dominate over them but alas had lost. But America persisted to assist the South, due to President Truman, helping the French, which he believed it was their duty so that ‘Indochina does not go behind the Iron Curtain’ (Vice President Nixon). Soon, the Vietcong were faced by a greater threat- America. A great force, with riches, soldiers and weapons pumping all these good into South Vietnam, however; Khrushchev (Russian leader) aided the nationalist turned communist North.
Assess the impact of the Stonewall Riots On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Liberation as well as its effects the LGBT community as a whole. The Stonewall Riots were a series of violent protests against police harassment by the Gay community of New York City in 1969. While not planned; a spur of the moment uprising, the riots managed to explain to the world that the gay community are oppressed, and that we were not going to take it anymore. While not the beginning of the fight for homosexual rights, with demonstrations and other violent protests happening within America during the decades up until the ’69 riots. They affected great change in the mentality and approach of the then gay liberation movement.
As the ’60s came and went, war protesters were still looking to the politicians to right wrongs, fix social issues, and bring the boys home. The Watergate scandal was on the horizon and Richard Nixon would later be impeached. The mid ’70s were looking to be a continuation of the 10,000-day war, and this was unacceptable for the public. When “Peace Train” made it into the many homes of a country overwhelmed in never-ending commotion, a British-born activist was ready to speak to the American audience about ending social unrest and the ever-important need for change. Cat Stevens was a superstar in the ‘70s.
The hippie movement was very influential to the American music and art culture. The movement showed most of its effects in the areas of government, music, and different clothing style. The War in Vietnam is what began to make the Hippie movement more noticeable. People involved in the movement felt the War that was going on in Vietnam had no true cause. All previous wars that Americans were part of could actually be traced back to the actual cause of the war in the first place (Peter).