LBJ and The Vietnam War: A Tragic Misunderstanding

In November, 1964 President Lyndon Baines Johnson won his first election. He had dominated the polls. By the end of the year Johnson's approval ratings were above 70%, he had already made incredible strides for social justice by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At the same time he was preparing to embark on a crusade to initiate his beloved Great Society. However, while Johnson had his sights set on domestic policy, an inherited commitment to the protection of The Republic of South Vietnam was soon to alter the course of history and ravage the once so promising Johnson Administration.