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  1. Vietnam: The Home Front

  2. The Draft One of the most contentious issues in a contentious war Could we have fought the war without a draft?

  3. The Draft The First Draft Lottery December 1, 1969 Washington, DC Determined order of draft for 1970 Young men 19 to 26 years old

  4. The Draft The draft ended in 1973 The registration requirement was suspended in 1975 but was reinstated in 1980 in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

  5. Peace Movement = + Disarmament Nuclear

  6. On the other hand …

  7. Woodstock August 1969 Officially “The Woodstock Music & Art Fair

  8. Woodstock August 1969 Unofficially: The biggest rave / love-in / anti-war protest in US history An estimated 300,000-500,000 attended over three days

  9. On the other hand … (Disclaimer: I wasn’t there!)

  10. The Home Front Music of Vietnam Sing Along

  11. Music of Vietnam The Vietnam Song Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag Country Joe and the Fish Woodstock, 1969

  12. Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag Country Joe and the Fish Come on all of you big strong men Uncle Sam needs your help again he's got himself in a terrible jam way down yonder in Viet Nam put down your books and pick up a gun we're gonna have a whole lotta fun  (2:52)

  13. Chorus And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for Don't ask me I don't give a damn, My next stop is Viet Nam And it's five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates It ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we're all gonna die

  14. We Gotta Get Out of This Place YouTube (3:27)

  15. We Gotta Get Out of This Place In this dirty old part of the city Where the sun refused to shine People tell me there ain't no use in tryin' Now my girl you're so young and pretty And one thing I know is true You'll be dead before your time is due, I know. Watch my daddy in bed a dyin' Watch his hair been turnin' gray He's been workin' and slavin' his life away. Oh Yes, I know He's been workin' so hard And I been workin' too, baby. Every night and day Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah  (3:31)

  16. Chorus We gotta get out of this place! If it's the last thing we ever do ... We gotta get out of this place, Girl, there's a better life ... for me and you

  17. On the other hand … Ballad of the Green Beret SSgt Barry Sadler YouTube 2:46

  18. Vietnam: The Final Chapter

  19. End

  20. Lesson 30 Finishing Touches Click to open slides