3Vietnam war was a costly war. Johnson could not fund Great Society programs and the Vietnam War.Higher taxes for $6 billion reduction in Great Society.
4Explain this statement: Vietnam was the first “living room war”.
5Living Room WarThe Vietnam War was the first war to be televised and show to Americans in their homes.Americans could see what was really happening resulting in credibility gap.Gap between what the Johnson administration was happening and what was actually happening.
7Young Americans did not believe in the war & did not want to go.
8Selective Service System- most soldiers were drafted. Men tried to find their ways out of the draft.Very Manipulatable system.To be drafted, the men had to meet certain qualifications.College deferment.
9African Americans made up 20% of deaths in Vietnam.
10Racial discrimination occurred in platoons while in Vietnam.