Explain What Problems Did The Us Face In The Vietnam War

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1. What problems did the United States face in the Vietnam War?
As the United States struggled against communism in Vietnam, it would face many problems. In the late 1950’s President Eisenhower and later President Kennedy sent military supplies and advisers to South Vietnam. Despite the American aid the Vietcong grew stronger with support from North Vietnam. In August 1964, North Vietnam allegedly attached American ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Congress authorized he president to use force. In 1965 President Johnson ordered the bombing of North Vietnam. The U.S. increase the number of forces in South Vietnam. The war escalated and North Vietnam increased its support to the Vietcong. By the end of 1968 the number of American troops was
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What options were available to President Johnson? To President Nixon? What were the advantages and disadvantages?
When Johnson took the presidency he could have stopped support to South Vietnam, but he didn’t. The following events would put him in a disadvantage. In August 1964, North Vietnam allegedly attached American ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Congress authorized he president to use force, he did. In 1965 President Johnson ordered the bombing of North Vietnam. He increased the number of forces in South Vietnam. The war escalated then he decided to not run for reelection.
Nixon used the war to his advantage. He promised to find a way to end the Vietnam War, pledging America would have “peace with honor”. Now he had to uphold this promise and implement a plan, but it didn’t work. By 1975 South Vietnam had fallen under the control of the communist government. America’s longest war was over, but it took more than 58,000 American
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Millions had lost their jobs, their homes and they were hungry. The nation was in crisis and Roosevelt took advantage of this situation. During the 1932 presidential election, Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised a “new deal for the American people.” Roosevelt sent Congress several proposals to fight the Depression. These proposals collectively would become known as the New Deal. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which put about 3 million young men on projects such as planting trees and building levees to prevent floods. He also established the Public Works Administration (PWA), it provided jobs by building huge public work, such as roads, hospitals, and school. The Agricultural Adjustment Administration raised farm prices and controlled farm production. Roosevelt asked Congress to pass the Social Security Act created a tax paid by all employers and workers that was used to pay pensions to retired people. Another tax funded unemployment insurance which provided payments to people who lost their jobs. All of these programs seemed to help and Americans were better off, but the Great Depression was over. Roosevelt continued to push for more reform, but in 1937 business slowed and another recession hit the nation. Now Roosevelt is being blamed for the nation’s problems. He was now at a

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