Why so much of the american public support U.S. escalation in Vietnam?

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Why did so much of the american public and many in the Johnson administration support U.S. escalation in Vietnam?

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The American public and Johnson's administration was so supportive because they believed that without American help, South Vietnam would become communist. Then, all of Southeast Asia would become Communist, too.

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Anti Communist feelings still ran high with many Americans and the US involvement in Vietnam was an effort to contain Communism.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson was not planning to withdraw from Vietnam but, rather, to increase its support for the new Saigon government.

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