Anti-Vietnam Movement in the U.S.
The antiwar movement against Vietnam in the US from 1965-1971
was the most significant movement of its kind in the nation's history.
The United States first became directly involved in Vietnam in 1950
when President Harry Truman started to underwrite the costs of
France's war against the Viet Minh. Later, the presidencies of Dwight
Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy increased the US's political, economic,
and military commitments steadily throughout the
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produced a patriotic backlash. (Gaullucci, 194).
Overall, the movement eroded support for Johnson and Nixon, especially
by the informed public. Through constant dissident, experts in the
movement, the media, and the campuses helped to destroy the knee-jerk
notion that "they in Washington have created." (Small 164 ). Thus,
from the beginning of the US involvement in Indochina's affairs, the
antiwar movement in the US from 1965-1971 was the most significant
movement of its kind in the nation's history.