Vietnam and Opposition at Home
The Vietnam War was the longest and most costly war in American history. More than 58,000 Americans died and more than 300,000 were wounded. The United States entered the war incrementally between 1950 and 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson began aggressively bombing North Vietnam and sent U.S. Marines to defend South Vietnam. The U.S. became involved in the war for a number of reasons, many of which evolved over time. Increased U.S. involvement was matched by a rise of antiwar protest in the 1960s, as dissenting groups formed at many of the nation's universities, including University of Wisconsin campuses. In... more...
Original Documents and Other Primary Sources
||Engine fragment from the van used in the Sterling Hall bombing, 1970|
||A guide to forming antiwar organizations|
||Letters home from Wisconsin men and women serving in Vietnam|
||Vietnam War photographs by Dickey Chapelle|
||War veterans advocate for peace|
Primary Sources Available Elsewhere
||President Johnson gauges Wisconsin's support for his re-election in 1968|
||Wisconsin Blue Books|
||Wisconsin Democrats suggest urgent measures to save President Johnson's re-election campaign, 1968|
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