Vietnam war

stephen shelley

what started the war

November 1 1955 us troops entered Vietnam. the Vietnam war started because the north .Vietnamese wanted to make all of Vietnam communist rule. america at the time being in the middle of the cold war did not want another communist ruled country.
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why war was needed

we needed to go to war with them because the cold war was in full swing and as Americans. we could not let them be taken over by communist rule. i feel like the vietnam war was needed because we could not show any weekness to the USSR.
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the news about the war

Vietnam was the first war that issued full freedom to the press, allowing media to cover the war as they saw it. Without censorship, appalling images enabled the public to see war, as they never had before. Many people believe that it was the media that sparked the lack of support for the war. The Tet Offensive, for example, would become one of the most controversial and climactic events in which the media played a role. Up to that point, the media had portrayed the U.S. as winning the war. When the North Vietnamese sprung an attack on the U.S. embassy in Saigon, however, the American public watched on as if they were there. As the images filtered across TV screens and magazines pages, people began to doubt President Johnson’s creditability. In just a few days American support for the war took a rapid turn around.

my view

i think that things would be a lot worse if had not gone in to vietnam the ussr would have seen that and thinki that we are weak and not want to fight