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        1964: "The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution"

        Discover how reports of a North Vietnamese attack on U.S. ships in the Gulf of Tonkin led to President Johnson’s decision to increase U.S. involvement in Vietnam, in this video from American Experience: “1964.” Although Johnson had campaigned as a peace candidate, his decision to undertake military action in reaction to the incident had a powerful impact on the country and his legacy. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.

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