Senator John Kerry
Testimony against Vietnam War
April 22, 1971
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Senator John Kerry
Testimony against Vietnam War
April 22, 1971
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On April 22, 1971, two years after Johnson’s presidency and still four years before the United States would end involvement in Vietnam, Senator John Kerry testified before the Senate against the war. Kerry spoke as Veteran who served in Vietnam, 1968-1969. In this speech, he epitomized approximately the final eight years of the war with “each day to facilitate the process of by which the united states washes her hands of Vietnam, someone has to give up his life so that the united states doesn't have to admit something that the entire world already knows. so that we cant say that we've made a mistake. someone has to die so that president nixon, and these are his words, the first president to lose a war. and we are asking americans to think about that because how do you ask a man to be the last man in Vietnam, how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake.”

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Kerry, John. “Testimony against U.S. involvement in Vietnam.” April 22, 1971. C-SPAN. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4351577/john-kerry-vietnam-hearing-1971 (accessed October 31, 2014).

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“Senator John Kerry
Testimony against Vietnam War
April 22, 1971
Video,” Effect of Vietnam War in Boston, Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2017, http://brianavessells.omeka.net/items/show/57.