How was the Vietnam War affecting US society?
There became a wide spread DISTRUST of the government. "Watergate" was directly involved with the war, and "Watergate" added fuel to this distrust.
US society remained divided throughout the Vietnam war. Severe criticism of war and a nationwide opposition to war started in 1967 and by 1970 only one third of Americans supported the war effort. The war resulted in rise of anti-war and imperialism sentiment in USA which shaped the fate of country for times to come.
The US military has been officially integrated since President Truman signed it into law in 1947. The Korean War was America's first officially integrated war (fought by a US integrated military). 1947 was also the creation of the US Air Force; and the Korean War was also the first war fought by the US Air Force. In Vietnam, the "ethnic diversity" of US Army units in South Vietnam almost mirrored US society exactly. Another words…
For me Vietnam defeated US in the Vietnam War. Because North Vietnam conquered Southern Vietnam. And Southern Vietnam is a democratic country and an ally of US. The US Military was restricted by the political situation and was not able to wage war in an effective manner. Because of political pressure, the necessary military resources could not be deployed.
Vietnam is a war which the US definitely lost because the goal of the war was to support the Republic of Vietnam (aka South Vietnam) and prevent it from falling to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (aka North Vietnam). Despite massive effort and sacrifice on the part of the US, South Vietnam collapsed in 1975.
The Americans did not make war with Vietnam. There was no Vietnam. There were two countries: NORTH Vietnam and SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam attacked SOUTH Vietnam. The US (Americans) defended SOUTH Vietnam. The US never invaded NORTH Vietnam (the US bombed it though). NORTH Vietnam invaded SOUTH Vietnam. NORTH Vietnam was (and still is) a communist nation. The US was against communism.