Why Did Lyndon B Johnson Make The Vietnam War His Own?

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How did Lyndon B. Johnson make the Vietnam War his own?
Lyndon B. Johnson made Vietnam War his own after the assassination of President of John F. Kennedy in Dallas in November 1963. At the time Johnson was Vice President to Kennedy but would later win a full term in the next election. During this time America had about 17,000 military adviser in the South Vietnam government. Johnson made it his war on Augusta 1964 when a North Vietnamese patrol fired on an American vessel which caused Johnson to proclaim that the United States was a victim of aggression. This caused Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which authorized President Johnson to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attacks in Vietnam giving him powers to make
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