There were several factors that created this general distrust. One of these factors included America’s continued presence in Vietnam when funding was out of the country’s budget. On top of warfare spending, President Johnson implemented and Congress supported a number of much needed domestic programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Federal Education spending (“Great Society,” 2009). However, as taxes were not raised to help support these new programs, President Johnson’s Great Society agenda resulted in inflation and an incredible contribution to the federal debt. Another event that impacted the public’s view of government dishonesty during this time was President Nixon’s involvement with the infamous Watergate scandal which eventually led to his resignation on August 9, 1974.
During 1957 and 1965 they have some problems with the government and North Vietnam send their troops to fight against the government. After this the war started. The North Vietnam has the support of other communist countries for example the USSR and the South Vietnam have the support of the US, this because the US was anti-communist. The US sent equipment and troops to South Vietnam, because they were going to help them win this war against the communism. When the war started many American people was against it and want this to end son as possible.
Instead of being treated as returning heroes, they were hated and spat on. By the early 1980s, the situation was not much better. The majority of Vietnam veterans were suffering from physical injuries sustained during the war or emotional and mental trauma from killing, seeing friends killed, and nearly being killed. As a result, many could not maintain steady jobs and often became part of America’s homeless population. The Vietnam Memorial reflects the veterans’ circumstances in the stone’s darkness.
From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people. The public did not support the Weimar, and the administrative branch of the government, including the Judiciary, also teachers did not back it up either. Mass unemployment, damages to the infrastructure also from World War One, and the demand for reparation payments put lots of pressure on the inexperienced democracy. Not only in Germany, but all over Europe, fundamental and anti-democratic movements gained support. 2.
Many Vietnam Veterans still suffer today because of this war; many whom have never spoke about it since returning to America. We Honor Veterans is a program that honors Veterans today for the sacrifices they made for our country, & for our freedom, by ensuring support with end of life care (We Honor Veterans 2013). Causes & Events of the Vietnam War The Vietnam War started before any U.S. involvement. Before World War II (WWII) the Viet Minh militant group, formed by Ho Chi Minh, was seeking liberty for a united Vietnam, prompting an encounter between them and the French that escalated to the point of struggle, which reached its climax at the Battle of Dien, 1954. The Viet Minh besieged the French, and they arranged a meeting with the Vietnamese officials at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing up and signing The Geneva Accords.
Likewise this sentiment was shared by many politicians and political activist during the Vietnam War era, like the presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy and singer/songwriter John Dylan. Similar to the Vietnam War, soldiers were returning from Iraq feeling unsatisfied and unconvinced of any progress. Today some solders return still home wondering what, if any impact they made over in Iraq. However, in contrast, our military is held in much higher esteem today upon their return as opposed to the experience Vietnam vets endured. Not only did solders return unsure as to whether their mission was accomplished and/or successful, but there was absolutely no fanfare.
The USA entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in South East Asia. Americans fear of Communism meant that American governments in the 1950s and 1960s used their economic and military strength to support anti-Communists around the world. In South-East Asia, the USA became heavily involved in the defence of South Vietnam. In the early stages of the Vietnam War, many Americans supported US government policy. By 1968, however, over half a million US soldiers and marines were fighting in the jungles of South Vietnam and there had been thousands of US casualties.
Year 10 history assessment task-Vietnam war Assess the impact of the Vietnam War on the Vietnam veterans and their families. The impact of the Vietnam War on the Vietnam veterans and their families were impacted in a negative way. The soldiers who took part in the Vietnam War were affected and had been very unpopular. The soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War were not properly welcomed back to their homes. Many of the veterans felt like they were being responsible for the war instead of the government.
These problems progressively mounted so high that they obscured Lloyd George's successes and toppled him from power, ultimately helping the Conservatives engineer his downfall. This essay will assess both internal factors, such as problems as home, centred on unemployment, coupled with external factors, including the Chanak Crisis. It will be argued that the Conservatives reaped power as a result of the combined internal and external problems, all of which amounted to a loss of confidence at home, and thereby created negative public perceptions of the Liberals. Lloyd George's post as Prime Minister was in a way doomed from the beginning. He came to power at the head of a coalition party making enemies along the way.
Essentially, the U.S. was embattled by the same problematic political relationship with the Vietnamese politicos as the French were when they exerted control over Vietnam. The contradiction in this relationship pitted the demand of foreign powers against the popular demand of the masses. Generally, Vietnamese national leaders sacrificed some of the popular support of their countrymen because they were at the mercy of the U.S. to receive aid that far surpassed the up flow of taxes from the governmental system. Consequently failing to secure a stable political base, the South Vietnam body of leadership was in constant flux, with no leader