What are the similarities and differences between the antiwar movements of World War 1 and Vietnam?
There wasn't enough time for the anti-war movement to take hold during WW1, it only lasted a year for the US.
What was the relationship between the American media and antiwar protest movements during the Vietnam War?
What describes the relationship between antiwar protesters and the silent majority during the Vietnam War?
U.S involvement in the Vietnam War was called a quagmire because the Vietnam War became worse for the U.S as they went further into the war. The U.S and its ally South Vietnam were unable to defeat North Vietnam and its Vietcong allies. The U.S was unable to effectively remove troops from Vietnam without feeling like they lost the fight against containment of Communism. Public opinion shifted from support of the war to antiwar sentiment.
Many young Americans were proud to serve their country in Vietnam but increasingly the mood on college campuses was antiwar Why?
There were a number of elements that made fighting in Vietnam difficult for Americans. Among these were the language/culture differences, thick jungles and mountainous terrain, swamp and bogs, monsoons and swollen rivers, lack of acclimatization of occupying forces (French then US troops), difficulty identifying the enemy (a guerrilla force that blended with the homogenous population), lack of home front support (growing social unrest and antiwar sentiment), unclear objectives, ineffective (puppet) government in South Vietnam, unsteady…