|Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War|
|Part of the Counterculture of the 1960s|
and Vietnam War
|Caused by||American involvement in Vietnam|
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.
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.
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- "Robert S. McNamara, Architect of a Futile War, Dies at 93". The New York Times. July 7, 2009.