The Vietnam War was responsible for a heavy strain on the financial resources of the US economy. Due to the war exigency, there was a negative imbalance in the industrial sector. Factories which were manufacturing consumer goods had to shift their onus towards catering to the demands of the military. A war never benefits anyone; this statement proved right to America too. Due to excessive military spending and diversion of funds overseas, the dollar weakened. There was no equivalent amount of funds coming into the country.