How did President Johnson deepen Americans involvement in Vietnam

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How did President Johnson deepen Americans involvement in Vietnam

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President Johnson used the Gulf of Tonkin incident to deepen American involvement in Vietnam. And as early as February 1965, U.S. planes began to bomb North Vietnam. American troop strength in Vietnam increased to more than 180,000 by the end of the year and to 500,000 by 1968.

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The Gulf of Tonkin incident, which happened in August 1964, marked a major escalation of the Vietnam War. Congress passed a resolution known as the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave the president the authority to send American troops to Vietnam. From this point on, President Lyndon Johnson sent hundreds of thousands of American soldiers to fight in Vietnam and keep North Vietnam from conquering South Vietnam. Until this point, America's role in Vietnam had been advisory only.

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