Using at least THREE of the songs (listed below), answer

Using at least THREE of the songs (listed below), answer the following for each (minimum of 100 words for each song) 

1. Describe the song’s emotional impact.

2. Identify the song’s topic and purpose – how is it connected to the Vietnam War?  Is this an obvious connection?

3. Analyze the song’s content.

4. Analyze the song’s effectiveness as a tool for social protest.

5. How can the song by viewed as a historical document?


Jimi Hendrix – Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock, 1969)

Edwin Starr – War

Barry Sadler – The Ballad of the Green Berets

Credence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

Country Joe McDonald – I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Ohio

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction

Pete Seeger – Bring ‘Em Home

Richie Havens – Handsome Johnny

John Lennon – Give Peace A Chance

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going on?

The Doors – Unknown Soldier

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