127-source document packet about the legacies of of the war in Vietnam. Numerous primary and secondary source documents are included (charts graphs, photographs, political cartoons, quotations, drawings, and government documents).
The packet asks the following questions and provides documents to answer each one:
Why is it significant that mostly poorer Americans served while citizens with greater wealth could avoid service?
What happened to veterans from the war in Vietnam?
Did soldiers in Vietnam commit war crimes?
Should the United States have intervened in Vietnam?
Did the United States stay in Vietnam just to protect its reputation?
Could the United States have won the war in Vietnam?
What role did the media play in changing public opinion about the war in Vietnam?
How did the government’s lies about what was happening in Vietnam affect people’s trust in and view of the government?
Were antiwar protesters patriots, criminals or traitors?
Was violence justified on the part of the police or protesters in the late 1960s and early 1970s?