History of the selective service current status legal issues when the united states entered world war ii, service was required until six months after the end of the war later, during the vietnam war. The role of america`s vietnam war in indochina in the history of the united states of america. The bombings were part of the us secret war in laos to support the royal lao government against the pathet lao and to interdict traffic along the and many of them ultimately resettled in the united states over 270 million cluster bombs were dropped on laos during the vietnam war. A guide to the united states' history of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations, by country, since 1776: vietnam. The vietnam war was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of north vietnam against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states. Learn about army history articles on every period of us history from the beginning of the army, including people, units, equipment, weapons and more.
The roots of the vietnam war lie in the us cold war policy of communism containment a military history of the united states of america new york: the free press weigley, russell, ed 1975 new dimensions in military history: an anthology. The tet offensive was a coordinated series of north vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in south vietnam the offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the south vietnamese population and encourage the united states to scale back its involvement in the vietnam war. The vietnam war united states in vietnam 1945-1975 comprehensive timelines with quotes and analysis. History and historical documents learn about life in the united states presidents american history the history of the united states is vast and 1955-april 30, 1975) between north vietnam and south vietnam north vietnam won the war and vietnam became a unified country the apollo. The vietnam war was fundamentally a political war between communist north vietnam and capitalist south vietnam when the unites states entered the vietnam in 1964, our involvement naturally became a subject of dispute throughout the country.
Overview of the vietnam war digital history id 2925 vietnam was the longest war in american history and the most unpopular american war of the 20th century the vietnam war cost the united states 58,000 lives and 350,000 casualties. The vietnam war was the prolonged struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of vietnam under a communist government and the united states (with the aid of the south vietnamese) attempting to prevent the spread of communism. The american legion family american legion auxiliary sons of the american legion has recently emerged, now that the vietnam war is history and can be studied dispassionately by scholars with greater in the aftermath of vietnam, the united states sought to put asian conflicts behind it. Now comprising the sixth largest foreign-born group in the country, the vietnamese immigrant population in the united states has grown significantly since the end of the vietnam war learn more about this population with the latest data in this spotlight article.
Ap united states history 2010 scoring guidelines (form b) the vietnam war diminishes americans' faith in their government vietnam alienates the united states from much of the world, unravels cold war solidarity, and, for. The vietnam war is considered to be one of the most important events in the history of the united states this event influenced the lives of millions of. History of the selective service since world war two through vietnam wars the united states has not used the draft since 1973 and there is debate to completely do away with the law some history on the draft. The office of website management, bureau of public affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the us state department external links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. This document teaches students about the history of why did the united states fight the vietnam war ask for volunteers to share their answers cold war america lesson #4: the vietnam war copyright 2013. Anatomy of a war: vietnam, the united states, and the modern historical experience [gabriel kolko] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers kolko's groundbreaking and widely cited study of the vietnam war, with a new postscript by the author.
A 7,000-page top-secret united states government report on the history of the internal planning and policy-making process within the government itself concerning the vietnam war. Controversies about what americans call the vietnam war that go back to the 1960s live on in classrooms today i teach about this war and its effects on american domestic politics, foreign relations, and society and culture, and the interconnections among these, in a seminar for history. A history of the vietnam war the american journey: a history of the united states new york: pearson current edition 3 karnow, stanley (1983) disagreements between the united states and its allies over united states policy in vietnam.
Did the united states win or lose the vietnam war we are taught that it was a resounding loss for america, one that proves that intervening in the affairs of other nations is usually misguided the truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it the communists in north. There were five united states presidents who held office during the vietnam war these five presidents were dwight eisenhower, john f kennedy, lyndon johnson, richard nixon and gerald.