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First “ living-room war – people watched footage of combat on the nightly news – first was in which television played a major role.
76% of the men sent to Vietnam were from lower to middle class families. The average age of a soldier was 19. Most soldiers were drafted – few enlisted. Soldiers served a “tour of duty” – about 1 year.
Soldiers did not return home at the same time – usually by themselves. 7 Presidents made decisions concerning Vietnam. Music clearly proved how divided the people were in the United States. Soldiers invented their own vocabulary for the war.
Governor of Ohio imposes Martial Law -Temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down. He called out the Ohio National Guard.