I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together. Once again general Robert Shaw put them together. The movie Glory made me think about the views of both the sides and made me realize that the Civil War was a really important
In peace and in war he always had the American people behind him, even though some of the methods may have been questioned but always aimed toward the good. FDR sought the best in America and put foreign policies on the back burner. Roosevelt did not completely drown out the issues that were brewing on the other side of the country. He felt that nazi mistreatment in Germany was not Americas first concern. As the United States remained an isolationistic country and was still an anti
It has hurt our credibility across the world and caused a loss of faith in government by its citizens. Although the necessity of the war is argued by many, it is only done in an analysis of its occurrence. Had it not happened and the world possibly fell under Communism, then we would be arguing the exact opposite. The United States did what it felt it had to do at the time, given the information it had. To go to war in Vietnam was a risk the US felt it had to take in order to contain Communism, thus securing its economic prosperity and worldwide dominance.
In many ways Kennedy did increase US involvement in Vietnam to benefit and protect the south, one of the reasons being Kennedy’s awareness of the limitations and weaknesses of the South Vietnamese Army. The instability of a demoralised army would lead to further political problems and make it very difficult for the south to defend its self from the north. However the USA still needed to protect its own vital national interests. The spread of communism was still a growing concern and a massive threat to the USA which argues that the reason USA became involved with the south was to protect USA from the spread of communism rather than to help the people of South Vietnam. Kennedy and the USA was committed to containment meaning the US foreign policy was predicated by the commitment to protect freedom wherever it was under threat which was applied perfectly to South Vietnams situation.
In addition, it was typical of Johnson to try and defend his actions, because he wouldn't want to be seen in the wrong. However, source C is more reliable, because the French President isn't fighting for any sides, and highlights key problems such as a communist state in Tonkin, and the threat from North Vietnam, whereas Johnson seemed more concerned in justifying his actions by trying to win over US public opinion rather than giving actual facts. Nevertheless, both sources are useful, because source C highlights the problems in South Vietnam, and although mentioned briefly in source D, it also shows what Johnson's aims were at time regarding the situation – that South Vietnam couldn't be left defenceless, because of Johnson's strong belief in the Domino theory. In Source D, the US President Lyndon Johnson makes it clear that the aims of the US in South Vietnam is to
This document is very powerful and covers a wide variety of things dealing with Vietnam. I think that he was very persuasive in the way he worded the need of attention in Vietnam, by saying if we don’t try our best now, we will have to pull our defenses all the way back to San Francisco. He also said that if we don’t help Vietnam it would show the word that that American doesn’t live up to their treaties or stand by their friends. In my opinion, that was very well put and probably got the listeners attention because he is pretty much saying that by not doing in thing, America would look weak and Communism would spread even faster. Johnson’s report made it clear where he stood in the fight against Communism, he didn’t mind how we did it, whether it be building a government or sending in troops, but he thought it needed to be done sooner instead of later to keep the strength and morale of the people
He preferred a small scale of military. However, since today the position and the possession of a good leader are always desired by many covetous men, I suppose that a smart leader today should concern war and the preparation thereof, as Machiavelli advised. Through war, he can consolidate his power, and protect his people as well as his territory. Last year, Chinese government declared to take back one of two Vietnamese famous islands, called Hoang Sa, which belonged to Vietnam for many centuries. Being afraid of inferior if a fight really happened, the Vietnam Communist Government hopelessly gave its island up to China.
B2 study representation 1, 2, 3 The accuracy of representation 1 is that it is very accurate because it was made to give information and facts about the Vietnam War protests. I know it is accrete because it was made to give information and facts about the Vietnam War protests did start out peaceful but gradually got violent. For example, “Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, set fire to himself.” this shows that the message gives is accurate as the protests started off as peaceful; and got violent over time. A reason why representation 1 isn’t very accurate is because it doesn’t mention anything about the pro war view or the groups of people like the hawks. Representation 2 to however could be argued that it is accurate in a way because
It was a perfect snapshot" (Bennett 3). "The country seemed willing to ignore his weaknesses in character, much as they had in the 1992 elections, as long as the economy was good, his policies were popular, and the United States remained strong abroad"(William Jefferson Clinton). Bill Clinton deceived and betrayed the American public; However, while it shocked the public at first, omens of such actions had already risen. At point in his career, the spot light shone on Clinton to discuss the allegations numerous times. During of which, he displayed a passive acceptance of injustice, and went on to discredit those indictments.
This was a major encouragement for peasants to follow Mao as they have been mistreated for so long and now finally a leader has come up willing to defend them and treat them as equals. The CCP was very capable of fighting the Japanese and they were also very willing and determined (4A), even though they lacked the aid and resources the KMT was receiving from America, despite the support the KMT struggled against the Japanese. The KMT's incapability to effectively defeat the Japanese despite the amounts of resources handed to them was a reason General Stillwell insisted to "get arms to the Communists, who will fight." (2A). This was also a key reason for entire divisions of their military to defect to the CCP (6A).