President Johnson wanted to show other communist countries that the U.S. is unstoppable and superior. To do this, he drafted even more men than before. This only furthered the war.
When pictures of our impact began to surface, many people were outraged with our country and the actions we decided to take.
Show your patriotism! Support our county!
Don't you see that we are killing innocent Vietnamese people!
The Vietnamese War impacted everyone Vietnam in one way or another. Unfortunately, many of them were children. In the iconic "Napalm Girl" photograph, children are seen running and screaming with third degree burns on various parts of their bodies.
The Vietnamese People
Most people were supportive of both the President and the war. They saw this war as an opportunity to show their patriotism and try to keep Vietnam from becoming a communist country.
Some soldiers created underground newspapers that criticized our countries decision to fight in the war. Their stance was that it wasn't in the best interest of our country to fight the war. These papers brought several different groups with the same stance together.
An interview with a Vietnamese solider revealed that many Vietnamese people didn't even really understand communism or how it would impact them.