Significant Role In The Vietnam War

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Xayve Diaz
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03.12.2018
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The president that played the most significant role in the Vietnam War would be Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson played a part in the Vietnam War because Lyndon B.Johnson became president after John F. Kennedy. Due to the fact, Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy had the ideas it made Lyndon B. Johnson follow basically what John F.Kennedy did because they had similar ideas. For example, Kenndy got the united states involved in the Vietnam war because he didn't want communism to spread because that's not the United States believed so he sided with Vietnam. As well as Lyndon B. Johnson got the United States in the cold war because he also didn't want to spread communism and he accidently got
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Before his time in office, the tension was escalating between the North and the South of Vietnam. The North supported Communism and wanted to spread it out to the South and all of Southeast Asia. A war started from this tension but America's involvement came later. Once America had realized the North’s intentions, they feared that Communism would spread over to America and the idea of their Democratic society being taken over by Communism scared them the most. America had to intervene so they decided to support the South. They stationed troops in the South and provided them weapons. Neither Johnson nor John F. Kennedy could bring an end to the war, they either did nothing or added onto what was already happening. When Nixon took office he had it set. Nixon was the president to actually have the two come to terms and sign a treaty. He managed to get the South to sign the Paris Peace Accords which was at most a peace treaty. While the other presidents did nothing to bring an end to the war, Nixon did. Him getting the two sides to come to an agreement and end the war has got to be the most significant role in the Vietnam…show more content…
Johnson, the thirty six president from 1963 to 1969 in United States. Johnson’s role being played in the Vietnam War , was by escalating American involvement. In August 1964 , Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Which was the United States engaging more directly in the Vietnam War. That gave Johnson the power to use military force in the South east Asia, without having to ask for an official declaration of war. Johnson played a role significantly in a negative way. His intentions were to have to war come closer so he created those problems. Which caused thousands of soldiers dying. But he felt like that was the only solution. The involvement was so that the war was a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam. But this was not successful in the point of view of the Americans because the soldiers had to retrieve back from Asia. Because of America fel no point in fighting anymore. Also there being the Vietnamese government not being able to support themselves . But when the United States called a end to the war , Vietnam also stopped there action .This was also unsuccessful because now there was more and more Americans being more skeptical , suspicious with the

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