Literally, “tens of thousands fled to Canada or Europe to avoid the draft” (Wills 29). The burning of draft cards became a symbolic way to oppose the war. However, there were also numerous conventional protests. Kent State is what many people think when asked about protest in the Vietnam War. On May 4, of 1970 four students were shot and killed by National Guardsmen in an attempt to quell opposition on the campus of Kent State University.
King's opinion on civil disobedience. Patrick is anxiously waiting on the facts and then is attempting to skip right into direct action. Organizations such as Win Without War carefully plan their protests to not only get their point across but do it in a justified way that gets the public on their side. The overall goal in Dr. King's mind is to nonviolently protest an unjust law and let the surrounding people realize what's going on and why things need to change. Patricks method not only runs the risk of stirring up a violent situation, but by intervening on somebodys everyday routine you are negatively being viewed by society therefore no one wants to support your cause.
Aiming to win back support from the American’s, as many people did not support the Vietnam war due to the bad media that was publicised. This was the first War to be so publicised and it shocked many of the people back home. This lead to Anti-War protest, which became one of the US governments aims to stop. However they still stuck to the aim to try and contain Vietnam from the spread of communism and supporting the SV defeat the VC in nearby country Cambodia. On the other side the aims of the NV government and their terrorist organisation the VC did not alter as they still aimed to persuade the SV government to vote for Vietnam to become a communist country.
There was a populous presence of law enforcement there from cops to militant members and everything in-between. The guards ordered everyone to disperse or risk getting detained. That then sparked a “pigs get off campus” chant by the protesters. The protesters started throwing things at the guards and the guards responded by tear-gassing them. 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.
The hawks and doves were complete opposites, the hawk’s argument concluded that America must win the war in Vietnam in order to contain communism in Southeast Asia and preserve the nation’s prestige (Davidson-Gienapp-Heyrman-Lytle-Stroff, 2005). The doves on the other hand wanted the conflict in Vietnam ended immediately and the troops returned home. The political and social outcomes facing the United States because of the conflict in Vietnam ranged from a growing distrust of the decisions being made by the political leaders to the ever increasing cost of the conflict in Vietnam. The growing distrust helped to fuel the student unrest because the younger generation decided to voice their opinions and take a stand for those
In this speech he talks about the violence in Longton he says, "I warned all who had been part of it that they were not the friends, but the enemies of freedom. I told them that this strike for the Charter would bring ruin, if those who claimed to be its supports broke on law". From this source we can see that he believes the violence undermined the Chartist cause. He states that if the people involved in the violence admitted to being Chartists then they would essentially just been seen as a bunch of hooligans which is evidently not the image the Chartists were going for when they needed to be taken seriously amongst a cabinet completely full of middle to upper class Ministers. Thomas Cooper clearly believed that any violence would undermine the cause.
They were just fighting because they wanted to reform their government. But for America it was much more than fighting to reform their government. It was about fighting to part ways with Britain. It was about fighting for independence. France wasn’t part of the colonies like America was, America was sick of being treated badly, and unfairly so they decided to fight.
Every night American family saw graphic pictures of Zippo raids, bombings and killings. Almost every town and village in the America faced the problem of their young men being either killed or wounded in Vietnam * Others faced physiological problems such as post-traumatic stress * President Johnson ordered heavy air force bombing raids which led to deaths of thousands of Vietnamese civilians including women and children * More than 11 000 died in 1967 a further 16 500 died in 1968 ( American soldiers) * The My Lai massacre resulted in the murder of 397-504 civilians mainly women, children and the elderly. Many of the victims were raped and tortured * The horror of death maiming, burning, terror and unthinkable destruction of a small country on the evening news, coupled with the threat of the draft made it feel like nothing
The reason that they split from the SDS to form their own faction was because they disagreed with the peaceful protest strategies. They wanted action and they wanted it NOW! Some may consider the Weathermen were a terrorist group, which they certainly may qualify for. However; they were fighting for what seemed to be a probable cause. They might not have needed to go to such extreme lengths to get the point across, but that's what makes them so intriguing.
The Vietnam War Heather Cameron Axia College of the University of Phoenix The Vietnam War Every good American, before the war in Vietnam, held their political leaders and Congressmen in high regard. It was during the 1960's that this viewpoint began to change as the American death toll began to rise. One major viewpoint, eerily similar to today, was that though the intentions of entering into the conflict were good, the fact that it seemed to be a losing battle and the costs seemed to be too high; it was time to pull out of Vietnam. The other side of that coin was that there was a purpose for going into Vietnam and we should not leave until the job was done (Schulzinger, 1999). It had not been since the early 1940's that the