What effects did the Vietnam war have on Americans?
Americans were discriminating against Vietnamese, even though it was their own fault they didnt't take it seriously. Americans were discriminating against Vietnamese, even though it was their own fault they didnt't take it seriously.
The Spanish-American War of 1898 brought the Americans together (re-united them) from the effects of the US Civil War. Operation Desert Storm of January/February 1991 reunited the American people from the effects of the Vietnam War (per President George Bush Sr., "...we've beat the Vietnam syndrome!").
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.
Americans were more or less outraged about the Vietnam War due to the fact that it was the first televised war, allowing Americans to view what was going on at the front lines. American's were then able to view civilian's dieing. This was the Enemy's strategy, to get American's against the war so that they did not support it.