Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

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Although the United States never declared an official war on North Vietnam, the United State participated heavily in the war because of the Gulf of Tonkin’s Resolution. In the Gulf of Tonkin, the United States’s ship, Maddox, was being attacked by the North Vietnamese. In response to this, Congress and the House of Representatives passed the Gulf of Tonkin’s Resolution. It allowed the President to combat communism in any way he felt would be appropriate for the situation. (2) In the Vietnam War’s case, it was to help South Vietnam by sending in many American soldiers and helping them financially. Some might argue that the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution could be considered an unofficial and informal declaration of war because of the …show more content…

(5) Citizens of the United State were afraid of communism and President Johnson said the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution would help battle it. But, it just increased the amount American involvement in Vietnam against

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