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History IA: What were American peoples responses to the Vietnam War in 1965 1971?

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Le Van Canh 10 SBu HISTORY INTERNAL ASSESSMENT What were American people’s responses to Vietnam War in 1965 -1971? Word count: 2000 Contents A. Plan of Investigation: B. Summary of Evidence: C. Evaluation of Sources D. Analysis E. Conclusion F. List of Sources ________________ A. Plan of Investigation: Through the anti-war movement in the USA this investigation will assess what were American people’s responses to Vietnam War in 1965 -1971? In order to evaluate how the Vietnam War influence American people, the investigation will go through each attitude of social class including students, women, black Americans, industrial workers to the US government’s participation in Vietnam War and the way mass media influences American people through popularity of television in US that time, the change in news on screen. These evidences mostly reflect the anti-war movement inside America and what American people think about their government. Two of sources used in essay: The cold war by Steve Phillips and The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture by Zuzana HodboÄová, are evaluated on different aspect: “Civil war” between American people and their government and mass media’s role in this protest wave. Two those sources are chosen because they supplement for each other in each aspect of the evaluation. Specifically, the first source focused on the how American people object with their Government and second source focus on the impact of television – representative of mass media. This will help emphasize the importance of public opinion to government. ...read more.

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The purpose of the book is to complete a diploma for a course and under Czech student?s perspective; the book will assess Vietnam equally to the USA because in Vietnam War, Czech is a country that doesn?t involve in any activities. The value of the book an analysis of cause and effect of Vietnam War on 2 aspects: public opinion and American culture. Moreover, in this history text, the student access many sources and evidences which make his synthesis clearer, his analysis more accurate. However, in this journal, there are some limitations. Besides, he can?t witness what happened during the period from 1961-1975, as the position of student, there?s a lack in experience and objectivity. ________________ D. Analysis In an overview, the anti-war movement in US is unavoidable when the truth about the war was unmasked under mass media?s power and this movement covers most of social class in US. Student is the social class that has a good approach to the knowledge. The foundation of student organizations such as Students for Democratic Society or Student non-violent Coordinating Committee which protest the war is an obvious result for Government?s bad policies[23]. The event in April 17 attracted 25000 people showed the mighty protest waves inside America[24]. The appeal of SNCC in 1966[25] suggests that American people began to realize the immorality of Vietnam War and they step by step stimulate American men not to participate in this useless war because the war not only caused damage to Vietnam but it also brought back bad influences to American families (men sacrificed in the war). ...read more.

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[15] http://www.warbirdforum.com/media.htm, Television Coverage of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Veteran (time unknown) [16] Hallin, 1986, p.106 [17] Zuzana HodboÄová, The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture, Masaryk University, 2008, Tet Offensive’s impact, p17 [18] Zuzana HodboÄová, The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture, Masaryk University, 2008, Tet Offensive’s impact, p17 [19] Zuzana HodboÄová, The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture, Masaryk University, 2008, Mass media, p45 [20] Hallin, 1986, p.170 [21] Hammond, 1998, p.192 [22] Zuzana HodboÄová, The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture, Masaryk University, 2008, Mass media, p45 [23] Marilyn B. Young, The Vietnam Wars 1945-1990, Harper Perennial, 1991, War in America, p152 [24] http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Manifestos/SNCC_VN.html, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Position Paper: On Vietnam (time unknown) [25] http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Manifestos/SNCC_VN.html, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Position Paper: On Vietnam (time unknown) [26] Steve Phillips, The Cold War, Heinemann, 2001,Women, p224-225 [27] Steve Phillips, The Cold War, Heinemann, 2001, Black American, p225 [28] Steve Phillips, The Cold War, Heinemann, 2001, Black American, p225 [29] http://uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=22239, LABOR AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT: International And Historical Perspectives Panel, April 29th and 30th, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 PM DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, SAC 154. [30] http://uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=22239, LABOR AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT: International And Historical Perspectives Panel, April 29th and 30th, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 PM DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, SAC 154. [31] http://uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=22239, LABOR AND THE PEACE MOVEMENT: International And Historical Perspectives Panel, April 29th and 30th, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 PM DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, SAC 154. [32] http://www.warbirdforum.com/media.htm, Television Coverage of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Veteran (time unknown) [33] Neuman, Just, Crigler, 1992, p.56 [34] Zuzana HodboÄová, The Vietnam War, Public Opinion and American Culture, Masaryk University, 2008, Mass media, p45 ...read more.

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