Vietnam veteran John Kerry’s statement at the Senate hearings of 1971
The class will be divided into pairs, representing 18-year-old US citizens in 1971.
Imagine that you and your partner are good friends who have just been drafted into the US army.
You are both well educated and have strong opinions about the war: one of you is in favour of the war, and the other is opposed to it.
Write a conversation the two people might have when discussing their reactions to being drafted.
The dialogue should address what each of you thinks about the war and how you justify your opinions. Provide specific examples to support your claims using the ideas of Nixon and Kerry (plus other notes) to help you.