Name 3 reasons why the USA got involved in the Vietnam war and give a detailed explanation for each.

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Here are three reasons the U.S. got involved in Vietnam:

1.  The domino theory--this theory refers to how if one nation is taken over by Communists, then the others around it will also.  Kennedy's defense strategy referred to containment of Communism--not to let the Communists take over any more countries.  This meant fighting what America thought was Communist aggression anytime, anywhere.  

2. America needed to look strong in front of its allies.  Western European leaders constantly worried about Soviet aggression.  If...

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