Vietnam War Media

Events

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

The Vietnam war spanned 20 years, entailing bitter fighting between the Communist backed guerrilla warfare of the Vietcong (North Vietnam) and South Vietnam- backed by America and other Democratic nations.

JFK Assassinated

November 22, 1963

35th U.S. President assassinated in Dallas, Texas at the age of 46

Washington D.C Lincoln Memorial, Anti-war protest

October 21, 1967

The media presented this protest as counter-cultural, showing images of long-haired, disorderly hippies against clean-cut Police. Stating that 'every one is a loser' as a result of the protests.

Instituted Draft

December 1967

Tet Offensive Turning Point

January 1968

The Tet offensive was an incredibly large campaign in the Vietnam war. The Vietcong attacked multiple cities throughout Vietnam and the Southern forces were struggling to halt the advance. The Tet offensive was very costly, After, the public sentiment was well in favor of the anti-war movement.

General Loan execution of prisoner

february 1 1968

This was broadcast and it made people question the reason of being in the war

Walter Cronkite's Special Report

February 27, 1968

"...it is increasingly clear...that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could."

USA Leaves Vietnam

1975

The final troops were airlifted from Vietnam two years after the Americans signed the Vietnam Peace Agreement.