President Nixon And The Vietnam War Essay

1399 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
From November 1st, 1955 to April 30th, 1975, the United States was deeply involved in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was a tragic, bloody event that changed the mentality of America forever. The acting president at the time of the war was President Richard Nixon, who served as the president of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Many Americans believed that Nixon, in fact, had the ability and power to pull the young men fighting for our nation out of Vietnam. Unfortunately for America, Nixon’s so called plan to evacuate the soldiers out of Vietnam and back into the United States took a total of approximately 5 long, brutal years. Innocent American soldiers fighting for their country, along with several families, heavily relied on Nixon’s plan to extract the soldiers out of Vietnam. President Nixon claimed, on national television at a press conference, that the Vietnam war was coming to an end. (“Richard Nixon”) Obviously, Nixon’s statement was awfully incorrect. President Richard Nixon struggled pulling U. S. soldiers out of Vietnam, prolonging the war and costing an increase in casualties.

Richard Nixon was born in a small town in California called Yorba Linda and later grew up in another town in California called East Whittier. Frank Nixon and Hannah Nixon were Nixon’s parents. His father was very argumentative opposed to his mother, who was sweet- tempered. (“Miller Center”) Unfortunately, Nixon lost two of his siblings early in his life.…

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