"Distaste for the violent doves" : the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson and the antiwar movement
Jessica M. Anderson
May 9, 2018
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The relationship between the presidential administration of Lyndon B. Johnson and the antiwar protest movement was multifaceted and continually tumultuous. Throughout the turbulent years of the Johnson administration the antiwar movement held a variety of roles in the American political landscape. These changing roles, and the responses they elicited from the Johnson administration, were indicative of the changing tides of the Vietnam War. This ever-changing dialogue between the Johnson administration and the antiwar movement was representative of shifting opinions on the war. As the American people grew increasingly polarized around the issue of the Vietnam War, both the Johnson administration and the antiwar movement attempted, and failed, to represent a new era of American values.