Also the war is Eisenhower’s War because Eisenhower changed tactics since Truman. So they had an in-state building instead of Financial Aid. This meant that it was Eisenhower’s War because it shows that US is staying in Vietnam for the Long Haul. Eisenhower’s administration did not see Vietnam as its own nation, but a way for Communism to spread. This meant that having the in state building showed that the US wanted to be involved in the Communism situation and Vietnam was the closest place to be.
The key reason was fear of communism, especially since the ‘Domino Theory,’ supported the threat of communism reaching Australia. Australia also had a responsibility to help America in the Vietnam War due to the SEATO and ANZUS treaties. Finally, by following the government’s defence policy of ‘Forward Defence,’ Australia needed to be involved in the Vietnam War to contain communism away from Australia’s
The Vietnam War and the anti-war movement The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars in history. The events that started the war began in the 1950s, and the issues precipitated well into the 1970s. The war itself started an anti-war movement which included marches and protests, and became very prominent once the United States began bombing. After WWII colonies in Africa, the Mediterranean and Asia had established independence from their empires since they were busy dealing with the aftermath of the war. The French and the Dutch however still wanted to keep their colonies, including Vietnam which was a colony of the French, which caused dilemma for United States policy makers.
The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was considered by the U.S. a part of their containment policy and to be a way to prevent the communist takeover of South Vietnam. U.S. involvement grew over the years due to the military draft. Many people opposed the war during the peace movement and some even took to the streets in protests of their opinions. There were basically two viewpoints that began to evolve during this time. One group of people felt that there were good ideas for getting involved in the conflict, however they thought it would be a useless battle with too much burden on the economy.
After major losses by French forces in Vietnam, U.S. became involved in trying to ensure the success of the non-communist South Vietnamese government. American presidents believed in the domino theory, that if if one country in Asia fell to the communists, the others would also become communist. Thus the United States intervened actively in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. 2. "How the U.S. Got
The attack didn’t make sense to Americans because they knew that Japan believed that the U.S. was stronger, but to the Japanese, Adkison 5 the Pearl Harbor attack probably seemed like their best option at the time. Not only would the attack diminish the American defenses on the West Coast, but it would force the U.S. into a twofront war, one in the Pacific and the other in Europe. Logically, a nation whose military is split between two fronts would be weaker than if its military only needed to worry about fighting on one front. Maybe Japan thought that between its alliance within the Axis powers and the U.S. fighting on two fronts, there was a distinct chance at victory and moving up in the world as a powerful nation. A surprise attack on the fleet could weaken Americans and give the Japanese the power that they craved.
They both reinforced their beliefs in the Paris Peace Accords time and time again. While this is the image that they portrayed to the American people, who wanted no part in Vietnam to begin with, Nixon and Kissinger could be seen as men who only wanted to satisfy Americans but not intend to keep their promises of peace. Behind the scenes, it is ultimately realized that Nixon and Kissinger knew full well that the Paris Peace Accords were destined for failure and its sole purpose was to appease Americans domestically and remove POW’s from behind enemy lines (Madaras Pg. 378). As soon as North Vietnam violated the agreements of the Accords, which was all but a guarantee, Nixon would fulfill his promise to South Vietnamese President
At the time the United States was hoping to use their alliance with France to gain an advantage over the British, but did not want to lose their much needed trade with the British. At the beginning of the revolution, the Americans were enthusiastic and hoped that the revolution would strengthen their alliance with the French against the British. It was the violent nature of the conflict that divided the United States’ views. The changes in France caused the already present political divisions in the United States to grow. Because Jefferson believed the French had supported the United States during their revolution against the British, the pro-French Republicans lead by Thomas Jefferson should in return support the ideals of the French
The Deal provided a necessary relief to desperate times, than paved the way for the reform needed to prevent the economic collapse from threatening our reliance on the government again. The New Deal may have been too drastic for some, or perhaps not drastic enough, but the overall impact it provided the reaction needed to change the course of American lives to this day. So when President Roosevelt first said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He meant the “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror...” can be binding. Luckily, we had a President and a New Deal that promised us to free us from our paralyzing fear. He led the revolution of the era in his reform techniques, despite what reaction he may have
But it makes more sense. America did not just randomly decide to be nicer to black people in the 1960s, instead of the 1920s or the 1890s. Instead, it ended segregation because not doing so would greatly damage the fight against communism. Civil Rights was therefore not just the right thing to do, but also vitally important to the national interest. All this is not to diminish the accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement, nor to ignore the heroism of its leaders.