The Vietnam War: The Destruction Of The Great Society

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The Vietnam War holds its place in history as one of the most devastating wars for the
American people. Lyndon B. Johnson, one of the presidents during the war, had a plan to transform America with his domestic affairs and would call it the “Great Society”. However,
LBJ’s plan didn’t turn out so great when the Vietnam war caused the U.S. to lose it prestige around the world, and angered the American society.
LBJ was the reason for the 400,000 troops sent to Vietnam to fight against the Soviet
Union. This caused an outraged for Americans, with anti-war protests that often times turned violent. For example, many people would chant in front of the White House, “Hey hey LBJ, how many kids will you kill today!”, this shows how concerned the people

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