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Archived: 1960's US History

Your task: Write an analytical essay on a topic or event during the 1960's. Use the information that you have gathered to develop a CLEAR ARGUMENT (thesis) and then use specific evidence for support. Use this LibGuide to help!

President Kennedy's Vietnam policy

President Johnson's Vietnam policy

President Nixon's Vietnam policy

The Pentagon Papers

The Draft, Draft resistantance, & the Anti-War movement

May 12, 1964

"In one of the first publicized instances of this kind of protest, 12 students burn their Vietnam draft cards and declare, 'We won’t go!' This will become a common act of defiance against the war." --from the PBS Timeline of 1964