It wasn't a declaration of war, it was however a statement of political resolve and an "excuse" to introduce combat troops into South Vietnam.
The date of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution was August 7th, 1964.
The passage of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution occurred due to sea battles in the Tonkin Gulf between the US Navy and the North Vietnam Navy.
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution increased the president's ability to wage war without congressional approval.
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.
The result of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution was a conventional war against NORTH Vietnam; to include strategic aerial bombing.
The Tonkin Gulf resolution passed the US Congress and of course there were significant challenges to it. No judge sustained the Vietnam War on theory of the inherent power of the US presidency. Some judges even disagreed that the Resolution even had constitutional relevance.
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NATO existed well before the Tonkin Gulf incident.
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It was President Lyndon B. Johnson who increased involvement in Vietnam after the Gulf of Tonkin. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was signed into law in 1964.
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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution .
Allowed LBJ to directly attack North Vietnam by passing the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.
Under the Nixon administration.
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07 August 1964.
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