Students’ movements against Vietnam War 1⁄2



Protest movements in the United States related to the war in Vietnam began in the second half of 60s. in the 20th century. They reached its peak in 1968. They were a part of a global wave of protests that erupted in the academic environment. They fought not only for peace and the end of fighting in the Far East, but also for the emancipation of women and black American population. Students were fascinated then, by the left-wing ideologies.



The symbol of hippies, students and anti-war movement in the U.S. became, taken in the 60's from the British, peace sign.


The culmination point of the U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam was the year 1968. Despite of a half million army, Americans could not defeat the soldiers of North Vietnam and Vietcong guerrillas. After applying in January, and ended with fail Tet offensive, anti-war movements grew. These demonstrations began from students’ and lecturers’ protests in 1965 (the so-called teach-ins), whose aim was to stop North Vietnam bombing. In October 21, 1967, American students carried out the so-called March on Pentagon. This action against the war in Vietnam was organized by the National Mobilization and the Youth International Party ("Yippies") in the aim of ending Vietnam War.