Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War

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Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War
Part of the Counterculture of the 1960s
and Vietnam War
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Anti-war protest at the Pentagon, 1967
Date1964–1973
Caused byAmerican involvement in Vietnam
Goals
Resulted in

Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War began with protests in 1964 against the role of the United States in the Vietnam War. It became a social movement over the several years. This movement caused and educated a debate, mainly in the United States, during the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s on how to end the war.

Many in the peace movement within the United States were children, mothers, or anti-establishment young people.

Their actions were mainly of peaceful, nonviolent events. In some cases, police used violent force against peaceful demonstrators. By 1967, according to Gallup polls, an increasing majority of Americans thought that the military involvement in Vietnam to be a mistake.[1]

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  1. "Robert S. McNamara, Architect of a Futile War, Dies at 93". The New York Times. July 7, 2009.