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"Monroe's Wisdom"

Gib Crockett1965-05-05

The James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum
Fredericksburg, VA, United States

In this political cartoon from May, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appeals to a portrait of fellow president James Monroe for advice. Johnson's escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War was proving very unpopular with the public. Although he tried to employ the Monroe Doctrine to justify his actions, as the caption states, “They just don’t seem to go for the idea like they used to.”

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  • Title: "Monroe's Wisdom"
  • Creator: Gib Crockett
  • Date Created: 1965-05-05
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