Us history: vietnam war dbq



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US HISTORY: VIETNAM WAR DBQ

PROMPT: "Analyze the ways in which the Vietnam War heightened tensions in the United States between 1960 and 1975. Choose TWO of the following as the focus of your body paragraphs: Social tensions, Political tensions, Economic tensions.
Document 1: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964

“Whereas the United States is assisting the peoples of southeast Asia to protect their freedom and has no territorial, military or political ambitions in that area, but desires only that these people should be left in peace to work out their destinies in their own way: Now, therefore be it


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.”

1. What is the stated purpose of the United States in Southeast Asia?

2. What significant powers are granted by Congress and why is it significant to the Vietnam War?



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