Why is Vietnam important to American history?
The U.S. participated in the Vietnam War. We were allies with the South Vietnamese. Vietnam won their independece from France and then they split into North and South. We helped and aided the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. If the young are finally given the correct history on the Vietnam War (I'd rather place my bet on a Vietnam War Vet speaking to the kids than any books could tell) then that's magic, because the U.S. government not only lost that war, but they under-estimated their enemy. For the first time in American History many American citizens were torn over this war and didn't give the Vietnam Vets who made it home the honor they deserved. The U.S. Government gave little aid to the Vets and many of them had psychological problems (trauma) and also drug addiction. The U.S. government tried to hide the embarrassment of this war and took it out on the very men who served their country. If anything should be learned about this war all countries shouldn't be quite so hasty to go into war before learning more and getting to know their real enemy. War simply makes money! Some wars have to be fought, but the Vietnam War was a mistake and isn't that a lovely label to put on the Vietnam Vets. If you really want to learn about the Vietnam War go on websites and talk to Vietnam Vets!
It's particularly important to learn about the last 100 years of American history as it dramatically changed, also there were many movements. You should focus on these topics: Civil Rights Movement Students Movement The role of the women movement Vietnam Hippies Watergate Presidents We also learn from mistakes and we try to not make the same mistakes.
Two reasons: 1. Its part of history; if history is not important, than neither is the Vietnam War. 2. If history is important to the educational system; then the Viet War is important for many reasons; here's but 3 of them: Todays all volunteer military and a voting age of 18 (instead of age 21) are a direct result of the war. And third, every time you see a HELICOPTER in the sky, the Vietnam…
There were several important battles in the Vietnam War. The most important battles for America were the Tet Offensive, the Battle of Hue, and Khe Sanh, which convinced the American government to begin withdrawing its troops from Vietnam. For Vietnam, the Easter Offensive and the 1975 Spring Offensive were the most important. They were the final two major battles of the war and ended the Republic of South Vietnam.
It is important to learn about Asian American because it all started it is diffrent races. Without diffrent races there wouldn't be what is so called the "world". Asian are important in American history because of he great role they play in our history today and back then. Just like Mexican American, African America, Native American, and well American.