The Vietnam War was a watershed moment in United States history.
You’ve learned that the war spanned the terms of three different presidents, divided the nation politically, and tested the adaptability of the U.S. military. For this assignment, please write a 2,000 to 3,000-word essay on the prompt below.
Imagine that President Lyndon B. Johnson decided to run for reelection in 1968. You have recently been hired as a speech writer for his campaign team. Your first assignment is to design a speech that evaluates and defends Johnson’s stance on the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In the speech, integrate persuasive evidence that differentiates Johnson’s future plans in Vietnam with those laid out by his opponent, Richard Nixon.