The Tonkin Gulf Resolution: Lyndon B. Johnson

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The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was passed by Congress, it allowed President Lyndon B. Johnson to take any action that he thought would help protect the U.S. Troops in Southeast Asia and the individuals in the United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson gained full authority, no one else can take any actions. He was basically on his own. Before the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Johnson wanted to expand the war, but he was afraid that the other people would not support him. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution was also called USS Maddox incident. On August 2nd 1964, two United States Navy ships were secretly attacked by the North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. A few days later, another two U.S. Destroyer boats were attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo

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