Why Did The United States Get Involved During The Vietnam War?

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INTRODUCTION The question this essay will explore is the following: "Why did the United States get involved in Vietnam after the fall of the French at the Battle of Dien Dien Phu?" This is important because the reasons the U.S. entered the Vietnam War are still a controversial issue today and people may not understand or may just be completely oblivious to the facts. This is important to study because many Americans died during the war and it still effects decisions made by presidents today. The Vietnam Conflict still affects presidents today through their foreign affair decisions in Isis for example, we are reluctant to get entangled in another country’s affairs because of the outcome of the Vietnam conflict. I also have a personal connection to this topic, that being my uncle lost his life fighting in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam “conflict” occurred from 1954 until 1975, it is called a conflict because Congress never officially declared war. The Geneva Accords split Vietnam into the North and South. North Vietnam supported communist principles and wanted to spread communism throughout the whole country whereas South Vietnam opposed communism and fought against being governed by such principles. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu occurred March 13 to May 7, 1954. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ended the First Indochina War but sparked the beginning of the Vietnam War. The U.S. was very much against the spread of communism which is one reason the U.S. decided to support South…

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