Martin Luther King Jr. said that Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society was derailed by his escalation of the Vietnam War. Did the escalation of the Vietnam War, in fact, affect Great Society initiatives? Defend your claim with evidence from the textbook.
LBJ then made the decision to escalate the war that he inherited from Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. How did that decision draw attention away from domestic programs and policies such as the Great Society?