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Protests regarding the war in Vietnam took many forms. In the beginning of the war, criticism of President Johnson's policy in Vietnam came from conservative Republicans, like Barry Goldwater, retired military men, and extremists, like some members of the John Birch Society. The gist of the argument was that the president was going too slowly regarding the war and the use of military action. As the war escalated, the country was split into doves and hawks. The doves protested by staging parades and demonstrations against the war. Most major cities saw some kind of marches or demonstrations against the policy of LBJ. On colleges and high school campuses, some teachers and professors held "teach-ins" as a form of protest against the war. There was also religious groups that protested against the war. The most violent demonstration took place on the campus of Kent State University. This site will have links to protests during the Vietnam War.

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Since both the US and Australia drafted men to fight the war; there were protests and draft riots in both countries.


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All over the US, but particularly on college campuses (see Kent State).


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