20th Century US History

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20TH Century U.S. History U.S. leaders throughout history have always tried to do the right thing in my opinion. I would have to give them a grade of a B+. I give them this grade because they have in the most part tried to help everyone they can. But in reality you cannot help everyone. We as a nation, I believe have always tried to come to the aide of anyone we can. We helped England in WWII before we entered the war by selling them supplies and then eventually helping defeat the Germans. We helped over in Vietnam by sending troops to help fight the Vet Cong. We also helped in Kuwait in the early 90’s by sending troops to fight the Iraqi army for the Kuwaitis. The U.S. has had to make some tough decisions throughout the course…show more content…
Many believe it was a pointless war to be involved in. Many also believe we never should have went over there in the first place. LBJ said first that he wouldn’t send American boys thousands of miles to fight a war that Vietnam boys should be fighting.. Then he changed his mind because he couldn’t let Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong run wild through the streets of Saigon. He said he would be giving a “big fat reward to aggression”(LBJ). Now personally I believed as a young kid that we should not have went to Vietnam but no I believe we had to go there. I believe the US if it has the power, should help others in need. I think we defiantly underestimated the Viet Cong’s ability to fight, but we were trying to prevent…show more content…
The US helped out in Somalia back in the 90’s when they were starving the somolian people as their weapon. The US decided to intervene and help the people of Somalia. At first we were trying to drop food there but the rebels there were just stealing it. Then we decided to use military force. It was not a success. In the battle of Mogadishu in 1993 we were unsuccessful in carrying out our mission. We did not have the support of the somolian people. But the decision was the right one by our leaders because they were in need of food and we tried to help
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