Who, What, When, Where & Why?
Media Portrayed Persective #1
"Vietnam War (1960–1975) Causes Military and Diplomatic Course Domestic Course Postwar Impact Changing Interpretations Vietnam War; Causes Most American wars have obvious starting points or precipitating causes: the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the capture of Fort Sumter in 1861, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950, for example. But there was no fixed beginning for the U.S. war in Vietnam."
Media Portrayed Perspective #2
"The first aspect of researching media coverage of Vietnam War era campus protests is
understanding the events of the Vietnam War itself. Vietnam was the longest war in which the United States participated. The conflict ran from 1957 until 1975, but the United States did not become involved in terms of military force until 1964 and withdrew military forces in 1973.1 Prior to military involvement, the United States provided aid to the South Vietnamese government in the form of advisory personnel as well as financial aid and military supplies."
"The movement against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War began in the U.S. with demonstrations in 1964 and grew in strength in later years. The U.S. became polarized between those who advocated continued involvement in Vietnam and those who wanted peace. Many in the peace movement were students, mothers, or anti-establishment hippies. Opposition grew with participation by the African-American civil rights, women's liberation, and Chicano movements, and sectors of organized labor."