Reasons why people began to protest war:
- Some people felt that the Vietnam War was not necessary and that

U.S. efforts to save South Vietnam from communism was unlikely and not worth the lives of so many.
-Some, like Martin Luther King Jr. opposed Vietnam on a moral basis. King and other protested Vietnam because they though the United States was just there "to occupy it as an American colony" and believed that the U.S government was the greatest provider of violence in the world. People, like King, were also upset that the Vietnam War took funding and resources from social welfare programs and argued that as long as the war was going on, the poor would never get the aid they need.
-SV government is corrupt.
-Draft is unfair
-Veterns opposed the war
-cost $$$ and lives
-first war seen in living room
-Not our war
-Tet-is the gov. lying?
-chemical warfarre
US troops
-some are just pacifist and oppose war
-US troops questioned morality

Different people or groups of people who protested:
-The Chicago Eight (also known as the Chicago Seven) opposed the Vietnam War with protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. They were accused of criminal responsibility for the violent demonstrations. The Eight put on trial were David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and Bobby Seale. Seale later had a separate trial for contempt and was given a four-year sentence. The jury found all but Froines and Weiner guilty; however, none of the 8 served time.

-hippies just drop out of society and yippies protestesred and were a more forceful

Methods people used to protest:
-Teach-ins was a form of social protest that combined protest with education. Some treated Teach-ins as a festivity. The first teach-in was in April 1965 and it was organized by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. These Teach-ins modeled
Civil Rights seminars and wanted to inform the student population about the moral and political foundations of U.S. involvement (anti-war). Many campuses copied the teach in format and led to many faculty members activly participating in anti-war.
-Others used violence to protest like the
Weathermen from Students for a Democratic society (SDS). The Wearhermen initiated the Days of Rage in which
600 people violently protested in Chicago.
The Weathermen believed that Americans understood their political message and saw their violent tactics necessary. However, the truth was many saw the violent actions as criminal and supported federal law enforcement agencies to end their activities.

Lyrics from Vietnam era protest songs:
-"And It's One, Two, Three,
What Are We Fighting For ?
Don't Ask Me, I Don't Give A Damn,
Next Stop Is Vietnam;
And It's Five, Six, Seven,
Open Up The Pearly Gates,
Well There Ain't No Time To Wonder Why,
Whoopee! We're All Gonna Die."-Joe McDonald (1965) "
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag"



Joan Baez, a famous folk singer, leads a early anti-war protests
The of the Chicago Eight (also known as the Chicago Seven) protesting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
A picture from the 1968 "Days of Rage." This antiwar event carried out by the SDS "Weathermen," goes through Chicago smashing windows and attacking police. This three-day rampage was in protest to the trial of the Chicago Seven.

Annotated Protest Collage - This should be done with one or two partners!
The war in Vietnam is usually referred to as the most unpopular war in American history. As the conflict dragged on, more and more Americans opposed American involvement overseas. This assignment will allow you to describe many of the aspects of the antiwar movement creatively by creating a virtual collage concerning the antiwar movement.

Your collage will contain the following …
  • 4 different and detailed reasons why people began to protest the war in Vietnam
  • 3 different and detailed methods people used to protest the war
  • 3 descriptions of different people or groups of people who protested the war in Vietnam
  • 2 excerpts of lyrics from Vietnam era protest songs
  • At least 5 different images that symbolize the antiwar movement (the images can also go along with the annotations)
  • embedded video to support the anitwar movement descriptions


To prepare for this tonight, you should use the various sources identified below to WRITE THE ANNOTATIONS on a wiki page on your Unit 8 wiki. You will be creating the collage in Friday's class and part of Tuesday’s class. You should also FIND SOME POSSIBLE IMAGES AND VIDEO online and include the hyperlinks on your wiki page as well. I have some examples on a different page that you should follow. Come to class prepared on Friday. If you want to get a head start, you will be creating the collage on Glogster. Log in as usmstudent, password of "wildcats", and begin - but make sure you put your name on it!

Resources to consult ...
Creating America
Vietnam Antiwar Movement Research List from ABC-CLIO
The Anti-War Movement in the United States
**Vietnam Protest** Movement from Spartacus

Some potest music sites - part of Strange Fruit from PBS, Anti-War **Music** from JWs Rock Garden, BBC NEWS **Vietnam**: The **music** of **protest**, **PROTEST MUSIC** from SHSU,