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Vietnam Antiwar Movements

             The antiwar movement against Vietnam in the United States from 1965- 1971 was.
             the most significant movement of its kind in the nation's history. Prominent senators had.
             already begun criticizing American involvement in Vietnam during the summer of 1964,.
             which led to the mass antiwar movement that was to come in the summer of 1965.
             (DeBenedetti, 106). This antiwar movement had a great impact on policy and practically.
             forced the US out of Vietnam. .
             One antiwar tactic that often took place were teach- ins. They started.
             during the spring of 1965 when the massive antiwar efforts centered on the colleges. .
             These teach- ins were mass public demonstrations, usually held in the spring and fall.
             seasons on college campuses (Wells, 24). The first one began at the University of.
             Michigan on March 24, 1965, and rapidly spread to other campuses (Wells, 24). These.
             protests at some of America's finest universities captured public attention. .
             The scattered teach- ins had become more of a problem for President Johnson.
             when their organizers joined an unofficial group called the Inter- University Committee.
             for a Public Hearing on Vietnam. The new committee began planning a nationwide teach-.
             in to be conducted on television and radio between protesters and administrators of the.
             government (Wells, 30- 31). This contributed to the resignations of many government.
             officials, including McGeorge Bundy in 1966 (Wells, 71). The teach- in movement was at.
             first, a gentle approach to the antiwar activity. Although it faded when the college.
             students went home during the summer of 1965, other types of protests grew through.
             1971 and replaced it. .
             All of these movements captured the attention of the White House, especially.
             when 25,000 people marched on Washington Avenue (Wells, 25). The march was.
             organized by a group called the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.
             It was a broad coalition of over one hundred antiwar groups and drew in people from all.

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