The Evergreen State College Government Documents/Maps http://www.evergreen.edu/user/library/govdocs/index.html Daniel J. Evans Library, Olympia, WA 98505, (360) 867-6251, fax: (360) 866-6790 Pearl Harbor: A Bibliography Air Force: Carter, Kit C. and Robert Mueller (compilers). Combat Chronology, 1941 – 1945. U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. Center for Air Force History, U.S. Department of Defense, 1991. Call no.
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. The other group of people thought the United States had to get involved in Vietnam and that we needed to stay until we got the job done. The United States finally started pulling the troops out in the early 1970’s. Student unrest was a key aspect of the Vietnam War. Student activists brought about antiwar ideals and protested their opposition to the war.
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 18 The Impossible Victory: Vietnam This chapter summarizes the Vietnam War and focuses mainly on the United States’ involvement. Zinn zeroes in on the horrors done by the US to the Vietnamese people. The war’s outcome in terms of US involvement was described by the New York Times very well, as it stated, “’The U.S. emerges as the big loser and history books must admit this…Successive American governments were never able to muster the necessary mass support at home,’” (Zinn 501). The Americans entered the war seemingly unnecessarily, officially declaring war after the unprovoked attack in the Gulf of Tonkin, which was later discovered fake. Zinn’s attitude throughout the entire chapter leads me to believe that he disapproves on extreme levels of the actions taken by the US during this time.
Cold War 1945-1960 (n.d.).Retrieved 09032011 from: http://www.funfront.net/hist/europe/coldwar.htm Cold War: The Iron Curtain and Containment.(2007). The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. © 1994, 2000-2006, on Infoplease. © 2000–2007 Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease. <http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0857419.html#ixzz1XDfsSVvU> The Cold War Video Part I - http://youtu.be/HpYCplyBknI The Cold War Video Part II - http://youtu.be/KAngetJA4Jc McCarthyism.
In the end I believe it turned into a complete anti-military novel as Caputo tried to understand the purpose of the war. The inevitable answer was that America had no reason to be in Vietnam and only put their people at harm as the government ordered them to stay. Before entering the war, the country truly did not understand what war meant. “So I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war, to endure the same old experiences, suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own” (81). Caputo reveals his true feelings throughout the story.
Eisenhower had no love whatsoever for McCarthy and his plan was to take him down. Though condemning him was not the proper way to approach the disaster McCarthy created, for Eisenhower did not want to upset any of the Republican Party who had jumped on the McCarthy bandwagon. McCarthy helped himself to his own destruction when he began publicly condemning the United States Army. This lasted a mere eight weeks before the Army attacked back. Overall, “McCarthyism” did nothing but hurt the United States.
Newbeck, P. (2009, November 24). Loving v. Virginia (1967). Retrieved from Encyclopedia Virginia: http://www.EncyclopediaVirginia.org/Loving_v_Virginia_1967. Randall, Vernellia R. . (1997).