The Vietnam War Was The Most Controversial War In U.S. History. Discuss.
The draft card had to be carried by every male to show the police. Anyone who refused to be in the draft would be put in jail. Many of these people either fled the country or just hid out. These people were known as draft dodgers. Some thought that these people were unpatriotic and therefore un-American. This caused even more controversy throughout the Nation.
The war also caused people to protest all over the U.S. especially on college campuses and at the nation's capital. One of the worst tragedies happened at Kent State University on May 4th 1970. The Ohio government sent the National Guard because someone set a fire in protest. A crowd of students began to taunt the troops. Suddenly they opened fire and killed 4 students. At another college police opened fire on an antiwar protest killing 2 people. One of the biggest antiwar demonstrations took place at Washington D.C. in 1969. 40,000 people gathered at the Arlington Cemetery and marched through the city. 3 and 12 hours later the crowd grew to over 500,000 people who held antiwar demonstrations. Thousands held up a "VaE sign that came to mean peace. It was the largest demonstration ever during the war. Many of the men who were opposed to