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Cold War Vietnam War Anti-War I see the cold war as a time that America was very worried about communism and its influences around the world The US did not want the idea of communism to spread period and were willing to do just about anything to stop it Russia and China were to very strong countries that had grasp the idea of communism and the US wanted the very opposite These two different sides caused great problems which leads to war and in the end causes no immediate change for the parties Americas battle for containment will draw us in to a very bloody war called Vietnam a small country split in two sides north and south South against communism North fighting for communism America is drawn into this conflict to help push out the communist influence and return it to a republic state If the US were successful it would be a great leap against the Red Scare and containing this stronger growing party At home in the US the people were strong behind the US government and wanted communism to disappear for good proving the power of a republic The American people felt strong pride for the US war efforts and looked forward to a quick end to the dispute However the people had no idea of the amount of time and lives it would take to end this war President Lyndon B Johnson tried to calm the American public by saying the war was nearing an end but at this time the Vietcong were planning the Tet Offensive a brutal attack on all of Vietnam and the US Embassies As the American public caught word of this along with the graphic pictures after the attack the mood drastically changed and massive anti-war protest began adding another obstacle for the US president LBJ to maneuver This was a major blow at this time because LBJ was up for re-election and
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