lyndon johnson war - Mackenzie Cope US History 202 - Fall...

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Mackenzie Cope US History 202 - Fall 2007 Dr. Fain Johnson Administration Keeps their Promise The Vietnam War was started by the United States “despite doubts within the government, the growing objections of our allies, and eventually the opposition of a majority of the American people”. Johnson, along with the preceding presidential administrations, followed the political positions set by the United States government in the 1940’s when the Truman administration proposed the Truman Doctrine. Truman’s insistence in aiding the French allies set the stage for a catastrophic and devastating war that reached an unthinkable number of casualties counting more than 58,000 American soldiers and over four million Vietnamese (Hoffman 375). The containment of communism was a constant throughout the Truman administration leading up to Johnson’s reign as president. When Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese communist, but ally to the American government, reached out to Truman for support in a chance for
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Jisolfi during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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