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American troops landed in Vietnam in the spring of 1965 that was probably the biggest mistake the United States of America have made in its 200 plus years of existence As a result the countrys concern turned towards next to the civil rights movement the war in Vietnam mostly in favor of it but some against it For the first time ever America saw daily reports footage broadcasts on television of the reality of the war The images presented at first along with some carefully prepared lies that a tense government conjured up gave a frictional society the impression that American presence in Vietnam was appropriate and that we would come out as heroes Almond The lies were the truth as the people saw it Then eventually reports and images began showing up that showed the inhumane actions cruelty violence and the absolute truth of what was really going on in Vietnam In reality it was a blood bath Almond When the truth of the extremity and the reality of the war broke ground and reached the public eye societys realization of the truth collided head-on into the governments world of lies and all hell broke loose The peoples opinion began drifting non-stop against the war as opposed to their previous pro-war attitude There were anti-war demonstrations and peace movements Almond that shut down colleges and sometimes towns across the country Then one day as the media was delivering their daily recurrences of the horror that was Vietnam reports of a massacre in a village designated as My Lai 4 came up Following these reports and some thorough investigation came the indictment of Lt William Calley the man slated responsible for the event along with that indictment came charges of murder The trial and crime helped bring the reality of the war to the people It struck the major interests and concerns of the people at the time Almond and because of this it is
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