By Justin Rangel
The Vietnam war was a war caused by communism. The U.S helped South Vietnam fight against North Vietnam and Communism. It was the longest war for the US. The US got involved to stop the spread of Communism. North Vietnam wanted to unify the country. When John F. Kennedy became President, the US became more involved. In 1976, North and South Vietnam combined to make Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The war was over.
In the US, the effects of the war lasted a long time. Many Americans opposed US involvement in the war. Protests and riots affected Presidential elections. Protests finally ended with withdrawal of troops.
Military police capture a Vietcong fighter after attack on US embassy
Bring our men home
Berkeley women protest war
School should be canceled
Vietnam War broke out so classes are canceled
Impact of war
Five Fun Facts
1. The Vietnam War was also called the Second Indochina War.
2. John F. Kennedy was the first US President assassinated during a war.
3. In Vietnam, the war was called the American War.
4. The war occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
5. The war lasted from November 1955 to April 1975.