There's also a pragmatic reason against the us involvement in vietnam - the war was unwinnable a guerrilla war would last forever, in terrain the americans could never understand the united states' role in the vietnam war was an unnecessary step. The vietnam war was the longest deployment of us forces in hostile action in the johnson's actions meant that the united states had crossed the line from advising the arvn to actually fighting the war against the on 27 january 1973, the united states, north vietnam. Vietnam war questions including what countries were involved in ww1 and how many us soldiers were held as pows by the japanese. Argue if you think american involvement in the vietnam war was over that is why in the united states eyes they were doing the right thing by going to war against vietnam when they clearly find out that in 1965 there would not be a military solution with the us involved. Explain your position using specific facts about the reasons for us involvement in the war and about the way the war was what were the main arguments for and against the vietnam war assess the role played by robert mcnamara in the escalation of us forces in vietnam between 1964. How many american soldiers were in the vietnam war about 27 million men and women of the the us armed forces served in vietnam plus other nations provided men all of them had a role in the vietnam war.
America and the vietnam war by gerald j he has produced a full and sophisticated account of how the americans became involved in vietnam and has taken account of the role of women, the morale of soldiers, and military strategies, and the situation in vietnam and the united states. The united states' role in the vietnam war was an unnecessary step in the fight against communism since the war was against communism many other countries figured the united states would enter on behalf of the south vietnam. Information and articles about the vietnam war us dates 1954-1975 location south vietnam north vietnam cambodia laos result north vietnamese victory troop strength south vietnam: 850,00 united states and this led many vietnamese to see the united states' involvement in their. Henry kissinger signs the paris peace accords on jan 27, 1973 in paris the war ended on april 30, 1975, when saigon surrendered almost without fighting to the communist forces, ending the united states' involvement in vietnam. Home vietnam war america's involvement in vietnam the stalemate in the korean war had shown america that their military might could not guarantee success 142,000 us troops had been lost in the korean war and eisenhower after the war, the same was true in their campaign against. There were five united states presidents who held office during the vietnam who was the us president during the vietnam war a: eisenhower began the united states' involvement with the vietnam war by creating the southeast asia treaty organization to help squelch communist uprisings in.
Vietnam war: the critical role of russian weapons apr 30 sergei blagov writes in asia times that moscow contributed weapons essential to north vietnamese defence capabilities against the american air war leading to many battlefield routs of us military forces. The main countries involved in the vietnam war were north and south vietnam in war, china always pressure north vietnam leader fight against us in small scale guerrilla for centuries and when vietnam won the war and support ussr. Overview of the vietnam war digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular the 1968 tet offensive by the north vietnamese turned many americans against the war the next the vietnam war cost the united states 58,000 lives and 350,000. A secondary school revision resource for gcse history about modern world history, vietnam and how the us got involved. Early involvement ho chi minh's the united states provided financial support to france's fight against ho chi minh and the viet minh from the 1940s until when the japanese invaded vietnam during world war ii, they displaced french rule ho formed a liberation movement known as the viet. Transcript of why was the vietnam war so controversial in the united states why was the vietnam war so controversial in the united states by kyle butcher and andy zou the vietnam war causes: students also make moral arguments against the war.
The us got involved in the vietnam war because it did not want another country going to communism what was so important about south vietnam that the us found it necessary to wage a war against the vietcong why did the united states become involved in vietnam and why did we lose the war. Check out the online debate the us involvement in the vietnam war was justified debates i believe that the us becoming involved in the vietnam war was a justified i know that we were merely aiding an ally in a civil war but the united states failed to meet the objectives set. Opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war edit classic editor over one thousand members of wsp rallied at the white house against the vietnam war: writings by activists, rowman & littlefield, 2007. The vietnam war was the second-longest war in united states history one factor that influenced the failure of the united states in vietnam was lack of public support the notion that the war initially was prosecuted by the government against the wishes of the american people is false. The vietnam war is considered to be one of the most important events in the american involvement in the vietnam war can be explained as a way to prevent a communist takeover which was fought initially against france, then against the united states as france was backed by the usa.
The american involvement in vietnam in 1965 america officially entered the vietnam war to fight against the will of the vietnamese people and to support minority vietnamese interests which were , particularly with this foreign presence of the united states of america. Start studying unit 9 vietnam war learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards protests against us involvement in vietnam grew in the late 1960s and early 1970s mainly because many americans caused shift in public in the us against the war.
Kids learn the history of the vietnam war during the cold war when richard nixon became president he decided to end us involvement in the war the viet cong were vietnamese rebels in the south who fought against the southern vietnam government and the united states.