Can you help me understand this History question?
Promoting Domestic Programs vs. Supporting the Escalation of the Vietnam War
When Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson took over as President after the assassination of President Kennedy, he had the responsibility of continuing many of JFK’s initiatives as well as promoting several new ones of his own. As LBJ’s presidency initially moved forward, he took particular interest in attempting to resolve issues relating to the domestic problems in America ….
- Please identify and briefly discuss two of these domestic problems that President Johnson tried to tackle with new government programs and initiatives.
- With so many critical domestic issues needing his “executive attention” and “political capital” looming here at home, why does President Johnson gradually escalate America’s involvement in the foreign affairs of Vietnam during the latter part of his term in office ? … What happens to the future of his presidency as a result of this decision to escalate America’s involvement in the Vietnam War?
- Can a similar situation occur here in the United states today with the current Occupant of the Oval Office ? … Explain … and as always, be sure to tell WHY DOES THAT MATTER !