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        Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964) and Resource Materials

        This joint resolution of Congress (H.J. RES 1145) dated August 7, 1964, gave President Lyndon Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

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        Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964): Background Essay

        This is a background essay on the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This joint resolution of Congress (H.J. RES 1145) dated August 7, 1964, gave President Lyndon Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam.

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        Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964): Transcript

        This is a transcript of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This joint resolution of Congress (H.J. RES 1145) dated August 7, 1964, gave President Lyndon Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam.

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        Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964): Image 1

        This is an image of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This joint resolution of Congress (H.J. RES 1145) dated August 7, 1964, gave President Lyndon Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam.

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        Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964): Image 2

        This is an additional image of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This joint resolution of Congress (H.J. RES 1145) dated August 7, 1964, gave President Lyndon Johnson authority to increase U.S. involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam.

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