U.S Presidents involved with Vietnam (1945-1974)

An overview of the Presidents involved with Vietnam, starting with Truman in April 1945 going all the way through to Nixon in August 1974.

The table is brief and includes the following for each of the 5 Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon):

  • When they were in power
  • Whether they were Republican/Democrat
  • Their Chief advisor's
  • Their Political ideologies
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A2 History 25th September 2010

President When In Power Democrat / Chief Advisors Political Ideology
Truman 12th April Democrat James Byrnes (Foreign policy advisor) Containment ­ Stalling
1945 ­ 20th the spread of
January 1953 Communism
Eisenhower 20th January Republican John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State) conservative republican,…

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