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The main connection between student unrest and the Vietnam War entails the armed forces draft. At the time of the Vietnam War, it was mandatory for every male student to register for the selective service on his eighteenth birthday. The male student would be qualified for draft two years after registering; as casualty’s amplified; the chance of being drafted increased. Although, as with mostly everything there is a loop hole, there was one way to momentary put off probability of being drafted - attending college. Younger men that attended school were not completely exempt from the draft, but they were deferred from draft until they had finished their schooling. Hence, as the men grew closer to graduation, reality set in that they would soon be leaving to go fight in the Vietnam War. So, they had a few choices. They could either one, evade the draft or two, run away to Canada or three, they could protest for the legislature stop the draft. There were thousands who fled the country and went to Canada, but most of the students choose to dispute. In bigger cities, like San Francisco, protesting turned very violent to the point where riots erupted; there were many people that protest against the war throughout the United States that lost their lives as a result of their involvement. While the war went on, casualty rates rapidly increased. It seemed as if the war would never end and this enraged the ones that were protesting the war, I mean let’s face it, nobody wants to die for something they do not believe in. As the intensity of the protesters rose, the government personal that once strongly supported the draft quickly decreased eventually ending the riots and “Student Unrest”.

In lieu of the many social and political result at the conclusion of the Vietnam War, was the unprecedented financial stress that was caused by the war. As the supply of…...

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