The gulf of tonkin resolution was passed by President Johnson, in 1964, in responce to the attacks launched by the north vietnamese, against the American ships in the gulf of tonkin.
Congress passed this resolution which gave President Johnson whatever measures were necessary to prevent harm to US ships.
To expand the U.S. military presence in Vietnam
The Gulk of Tonkin Resolution was passed on August 7, 1964. It gave president Johnson the authority to use a military base in the region of Southeast Asia.
The "resolution" authorized the President to use whatever force he wished to protect US interests.
The date of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution was August 7th, 1964.
August 7, 1964 .
In August, 1964, President Johnson reported to the nation that American ships had been attacked by North Vietnam gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin, in international waters. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving the President the power to use whatever force necessary to protect American interests in the area.
to take all necessary action measures in Vietnam.
Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.