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. In 1973 a “third” vietnam war began—a continuation, actually—between north and south vietnam but without significant us involvement it ended with communist victory in april 1975 the vietnam war was the longest in us history until the afghanistan war (2002-2014. 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 the conflict was.
Rolling thunder escalated us involvement in vietnam's civil war in 1964, keith connolly was a young air force pilot and was among the first americans to fly sorties in the f-100 super sabre fighter bomber targeting the north vietnamese communist insurgency. Cold war foreign policy study play explanation: many of the protestors opposed to us involvement in the vietnam conflict believed the united states was overstepping its role by involving itself in vietnam's internal struggles many disagreed with the government's assertion of the domino theory and believed that is was not the us's role. Vietnam war the vietnam war was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of north vietnam and its southern allies, known as the viet cong, against south vietnam and its principal ally, the united states.
Opposition to united states involvement in the vietnam war began with demonstrations in 1964 against the escalating role of the us military in the vietnam war and grew into a broad social movement over the ensuing several years. Social studies-korea and vietnam study play what was the motivation for the united states' involvement in the vietnam war and the soviet union's involvement in afghanistan what was a constitutional issue that was frequently raised regarding the united states involvement in the korean and vietnam conflict.
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: the us fear the domino theory of expanding communist empires background the vietnam war web 16 may 2011. The vietnam war was a long-lasting conflict in indochina in which the united states lost over 50,000 soldiers background before world war ii the french controlled most of indochina, today’s laos, cambodia and vietnam the vietnam war also changed the united states’ role in the world it was the first war that the americans had lost.
Us enters the korean conflict (originally published in social education, the journal of the national council for the social studies) background while the end of world war ii brought peace and prosperity to most americans, it also created a heightened state of tension between the soviet union and the united states. The united states got involved in the vietnam conflict to keep communism from spreading throughout southeast asia at first the united states only aided france with military aid and advisors, but after the french suffered a major defeat at dien bien phu in the north-western hills, the french pulled. What was a constitutional issue that was frequently raised regarding the united states involvement in the korean and vietnam conflict the lack of a formal declaration of war by congress what was one reason the united states became involved in the vietnam war.