history/how wars affect government power
posted by brooke on .
Analyze (using specific examples) how America’s wars and national emergencies (World War I, Great Depression, World War II, early Cold War, Vietnam, and 9/11) have prompted the national government to assume larger and larger powers.
specifically, How did
Cold War conflicts, particularly Vietnam, affect the government's power to wage war? How has the government used conflicts such as wars or the Cold
War to justify increasing surveillance and control of American citizens ?
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I know that the government used wars to spread fear among citizens, such as the spread of communism, and used that as a way to increase surveillance and control through certain restrictions, etc. I also realize that imposing a draft was somewhat of a violation of the personal freedom of citizens. That is where I am stuck, I don't know how Vietnam affected the governments power to wage war or any other powers the government has attained from wars.