Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War Essay by Primo

Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War
A look at President Lyndon Johnson's role in the Vietnam War.
# 7641 | 960 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 04, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , International Relations (Cold War)

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This paper examines the role President Lyndon Johnson played in the Vietnam War. It considers the Johnson Administration in light of its policy during this time and discusses the impact the war had on the perceptions of the President's success or failure.

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"Lyndon Johnson, it has been said, could have been a great president if it weren't for the Vietnam War. Granted, this may be like saying that the Titanic was a wonderful ship except for the fact that it didn't have enough lifeboats. Still, Johnson's legacy in the Vietnam conflict bears further scrutiny to understand the war's full political implications.
Johnson was a Texan and a Southern Democrat. Despite this background, he is credited as the architect of landmark civil rights legislation and a massive national welfare program dubbed as "The Great Society." A career politician for virtually all of his life and a virtuoso wheeler-and-dealer, he gambled upon becoming vice-president to the young, handsome, and attractive John F. Kennedy. Johnson "won" his gamble in a grotesque kind of a way, fulfilling his great dream of becoming president. He was vital in the United States becoming increasingly involved in the loosing Vietnam War, however, and his legacy is clouded in infamy because of this fact. (Rulen "Lyndon Johnson")."

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