- Jun 2013
Up until maybe 1971, definitely 1973, the US was still riding the post-WW II economic boom. Defense industries were going great guns. Then everything collapsed via an oil crisis and the worst stock market crash since the Great Depression.
- It was ruining the US economy
- Billions were being spent overseas and very little or nothing was being returned to the US
- People hated conscription
- Riots were erupting throughout the country
- Kent State Massacre
- Thousands dead
So why didn't Americans do that to stop the war sooner?
The USA didn't have conscription. It had a draft which is a little different.