Resistance and Revolution: The Anti-Vietnam War Movement at the University of Michigan, 1965-1972

In 1968, President LBJ delivers a speech entitled, "Why Are We in Vietnam?".

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In 1968, President LBJ delivers a speech entitled, "Why Are We in Vietnam?".

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LBJ explains why the U.S. is at war with Vietnam. He explained, America had no choice, because North Vietnam and Communist China sought to “conquer the South, to defeat American power, and to extend the Asiatic dominion of communism. . . . An Asia so threatened by Communist domination would certainly imperil the security of the United States itself.”

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Lyndon B. Johnson, “The President’s News Conference: Why Are We in Vietnam?” July 28, 1965, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, 1965, Book II, pp. 794-803

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“In 1968, President LBJ delivers a speech entitled, "Why Are We in Vietnam?".,” Resistance and Revolution: The Anti-Vietnam War Movement at the University of Michigan, 1965-1972, accessed May 27, 2019, http://michiganintheworld.history.lsa.umich.edu/antivietnamwar/items/show/78.