The War Of The Vietnam War Essay

1410 Words Nov 14th, 2015 6 Pages
When the word “war” is brought up amongst a group, people in society tend to interpret t it differently from one another. As defined by Merriam-Webster, war is “a state or period of fighting between countries or groups”. Though this may be the dictionary definition, the word war may resonate and mean something different depending on the individual. For some, the word could be thought of as a way to gain or keep peace, for others it may be the place they lost their father or son, and for others, it is just another word they casually hear brought up on the news from time to time. However, when the Vietnam War is brought up amongst society today there is a consensus many Americans share: confusion. This is because the Vietnam War was unlike any other in history. It was a gruesome battle with many lives lost all in attempt to stop the domino theory, contain communism, and keep it out of Vietnam. The lack of direction and reasoning as to why the war was being fought made Americans believe the government was not acting in their best interest. This sentiment generally contributed to the negative feelings toward the war and confusion lead to objections and protests established by college students, now known as the Vietnam War Antiwar movement.
Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) became the 36th president of the United States following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Johnson launched great programs and improvements for the United States that were implemented during his time…

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