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Material/sites relating to the impact of the war in Vietnam on the United States. Foreign policy material will remain in the US Foreign Relations folder.

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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
University of Washington's collection of ephemera - posters, badges, pamphlets etc. - from the Vietnam era. A searchable database. The focus is on Washington (the state), but still useful for the general reader.
Paul Potter, "Naming the System" 17/4/1965
Paul Potter, "Naming the System" 17/4/1965
In 1965, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organised one of the first mass rallies against the Vietnam War (well before most of the American public started to raise concerns). Here is the text of SDS president Paul Potter's speech. How does he explain the problem?
Jo Freeman, "Levitate the Pentagon" (1967)
Jo Freeman, "Levitate the Pentagon" (1967)
A short piece in which activist and academic recall the march by c. 70,000 demonstrators on 21/10/1967 aimed at "confronting war-makers". Also links to a photo gallery.
Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidential race (31/3/1968)
Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidential race (31/3/1968)
The text of Johnson's public announcement that he would not seek re-election. How did Vietnam contribute to this decision?
John Kerry addresses the Sen. Committee of For. Relations Comm. (1971)
John Kerry addresses the Sen. Committee of For. Relations Comm. (1971)
The text of John Kerry's statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 23/4/1971 detailing the rise of dissent within the US Military regarding Vietnam. Kerry would later become a Senator, the Democratic nominee for President, and Secretary of State during the second Obama Administration.
"The 1st Casualty" VVAW Newsletter No. 1 (1971)
"The 1st Casualty" VVAW Newsletter No. 1 (1971)
The first edition of the newsletter published by Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Details the methods and motivations of the antiwar movement within the US Military. A full archive of the newsletter can be found here: http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/issue/?id=27&action=Go