Gulf of Tonkin


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • 4th August two American gunboats the Maddox and the Turner Joy were attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin. Johnson ordered US planes to strike North Vietnamese targets in retaliation
  • 5th August – Johnson told congress about the attack and asked them to give him the power to stop future attacks on US forces
  • How did Johnson use the Golf of Tonkin resolution to his advantage?

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  • EXPLAIN the Gulf of Tonkin incident
  • EXPLAIN why the USA became involved in Vietnam by answering an exam question
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