U. S. Goes to War: Short-Response: Using what you know about the Cold War/Vietnam War and the song lyrics/analysis, explain how the war affected regular people and their response to the war as it continued. 5 o



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Vietnam War Song Analysis



Eve of Destruction (1965)

1. What does Barry McGuire mean when he says “You’re old enough to kill, but not for voting”?

2. Using what you already learned about the Cold War explain the meaning behind “There'll be no one to save, with the world in a grave.”

3. Explain the overall message and theme of this song.



The Ballad of the Green Berets (1966)

1. How does the song portray soldiers (the Green Berets) who are fighting in Vietnam?

2. What emotions does the singer/writer want to evoke in others?

3. How does this song support American involvement in the Vietnam War? Give two reasons.



War (1970)

1. What is the overall message of this song? Think about the tone as well as the lyrics.

2. Choose 1-2 lines in the song that you feel send the strongest message. Record them here:

3. How does this song differ from “The Ballad of the Green Berets”?



What’s Going On (1972)

1. What is the overall message of this song? Think about the tone as well as the lyrics.

2. Choose 1-2 lines in the song that you feel send the strongest message. Record them here:

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The Vietnam War – Class Notes

Essential Question:

Background:

Why bother with Vietnam?

U.S. Goes to War:

Short-Response: Using what you know about the Cold War/Vietnam War and the song lyrics/analysis, explain how the war affected regular people and their response to the war as it continued. (5 or more sentences)

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