It (Nixon Doctrine) proclaimed that the United States would honor its existing defense commitments but that in the future, Asians and others would have to fight their own wars without the support of large bodies of American ground troops. E. Because draft policies largely exempted college students and men with critical civilian skills, the armed forces in Vietnam were largely composed of the least privileged young Americans. F. Domestic disgust with the war was s further deepened in 1970 by revelations that in 1968 American troops had massacred innocent women and children in the village of My Lai. III. Cambodianizing the Vietnam War A.
It threw many people together from various backgrounds who might not have met if not for the war.- Working class and middle class, black and white, different religions and ethnic groups. The African Americans fought in the war for their country and believed that their contribution to the war should get them recognized as American citizens. They were recognized as heroes, but couldn’t be served in restaurants back home. In the UK, it is popularly believed that for the first time, wealthy middle class country dwellers actually got to see the state of poor town children who were evacuated out of the town because of threat of bombing. Women, also, had been forced to do former men's work: munitions, farming, factory work etc.
When that didn’t work and it became clear that they were not going to disperse, at around 12:24 pm 77 National Guard members fired 67 rounds from M1 Garand rifles into the croud killing 4 and wounding 9 others, thus violently ending the protests. What’s even worse is that two of the students killed had not even been involved in the protest they were just walking to class and had gotten caught in the crossfire. This had a major impact on other campuses and nation wide. It caused an estimated 450 other campuses to stop protesting worldwide and it also got world wide press, their was even a song written about it. it was a tragic event that happened to people who only stand up against what they believed was wrong and tried to make a
At the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970 protest against the war had erupted. The 300 students that had opposed the war so intensely that they had caused riot like damage in a nearby town only to return to campus to burn down the R.O.T.C. building. The local governor had ordered 750 National Guardsmen to the campus to “Eradicate the problem” also saying that the protesters were the “worst type of people we harbor in America” (Davidson−Gienapp−Heyrman−Lytle−Stoff, 2005, p. 2). After the protestors had refused to disperse after being ordered to do so the guardsmen had fired into the crowd killing four students and wounding nine others.
The film offers increased racial tension among blacks themselves by allowing the murder to be committed by, Peterson, who is a black soldier. It is through many flashbacks that Sergeant Waters’s character is conveyed as unfair, racist and ambitious. These flashbacks during Capt. Davenport’s, who has been sent down from Washington to find the killer, investigation also evokes the central theme of the story which is drama filled and very intense battle within the black military. Overall the story is a wartime story in which military and New South serves as backdrops and where black troops were unable to go to war because of the beliefs of their incapability to fight and
The message of the representation is that Americans is losing the war and wants out and it is clearly shown in the poster "I WANR OUT". This shows that it is accurate because I know from my own personal knowledge that the 1971 protest in America were getting bigger, more violent and serious for the government. However, representation 3 is not totally accurate because not all of America were against the war. I know this because there was a huge questionnaire on if people were against or for the war. 40% said they were for the war and 60% said against the war.
Nixon’s main argument is that he won the war in Vietnam but Congress lost it by cutting off aid to South Vietnam. Nixon says his plan all along was to give South Vietnam the tools to their own victory because American combat troops could not win the conflict for them. This would also enable the withdrawal of American troops already stationed in Vietnam. Soon afterwards once the Paris Peace Accords were signed and all troops were out of Vietnam, Nixon felt confident in his strategy. Soon enough though, the North broke its agreement and the U.S had to determine whether or not to start helping the South once again.
Many of the students were only doing meaningless things and got shot for small things such as throwing rocks. Not only was the Kent Shooting tragic, but the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were also tragic. Dr. Martin Luther King was assasinated on April 4, 1968 at age 39 at The Lorraine
Its main objective was to try an end the political disenfranchisement of African Americans in the Deep South. As a result, the three organizations worked hard to establish Freedom Schools, providing education for African American children. Freedom Schools were often targets of white mobs as well as homes of local African Americans involved in the campaign. That summer 30 black homes and 37 black churches were firebombed. Over 80 volunteers were beaten by white mobs or racist police officers and three men, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on 21st June, 1964.
Nixon • Republican president elected in 1968 and 1972; resigned from office in 1974 due to Watergate scandal • Promised he would reduce U.S. troop levels in Vietnam, but force levels remained high and Nixon actually expanded the war into Laos and Cambodia • Pursued a plan he called “Vietnamization” to push the South Vietnamese army to shoulder the bulk of the fighting • In the first months of his second term, the last U.S. combat soldiers left Vietnam EVENTS 1963 Buddhist Protests • Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, set himself on fire in protest against South Vietnamese government policies, including religious intolerance • Other Buddhists followed his example in the following months • His suicide shocked and confused many Americans and created doubt in their minds about U.S. support for the South Vietnamese government 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution • Gave President Johnson the power to take any military action he deemed necessary to defend South Vietnam against the Viet Cong • Passed in response to an unconfirmed attack on the USS Maddox off the coast of Vietnam 1968 Tet Offensive • Occurred on 31 January, beginning of Vietnamese Tet