Vietnam War and After

According to Digital History (2009), “Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France and received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States.” The Unites States involvement in the Vietnam War with sending our troops into the war began when South Vietnam with the United States support refused to hold the unification elections. When this event happened it ,caused the Viet Cong to attack the government of South Vietnam. To support the government of South Vietnam our government sent in military advisors that by 1963 had increased to over 16,000. While many people believed that we should involve ourselves in the war there were many student protests against it.
The connection between student unrest and the Vietnam War began with the creation of the draft. Every male that was the age of 18 had to register for Selective Service Draft in the mid to late 1960s. College students received a reprieve while attending college and their names were put on the list of young men to be drafted. The start of the anti-war demonstrations was about the young men being drafted and sent to war. According to The Sixties (n.d.),   “ From the President and Joint Chiefs of staff to college and university administrations and parents, students began to question the way things were done, and to demand the "real" reasons behind collective and individual behavior patterns.” During these demonstration against the war students were hurt and sometimes killed in the case of the Kent State shooting of 1970 , where rifle fire left four students dead and nine others injured including one who was paralyzed.   Ryan (2009), “Students who avoided the war by going to college were aware of the injustice of the situation and used protests as a way of communicating this to the powers-that-be.”  
According to Think Quest (1999),   “In a sense, the war in Vietnam could be described as a two front war - a war in Vietnam with war being waged with tanks, guns and bullets -...