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Who was assassinated in 1963 and who was he replaced by? What was bad about this?

President John F. Kennedy was Assassinated in 1963.
He was replaced by Lynden B. Johnson (LBJ)
One thing that was bad about LBJ is that he was prepared to start a war


When was the Gulf of Tonkin Incident?

on the 2nd and 4th August 1964


What happened at the Gulf of Tonkin Incident?

On the 2nd and 4th August 1964, the USS Maddox, an American Destroyer, was attacked by 3 North Vietnamese torpedo ships.
Warning shots were fired
One S aircraft was damaged and the 3 N. Vietnamese to send


What was different about the 2nd incident on the 4th August?

The Second incident, according to Congress was similar to the first one. However, many people believe that it was a Hoax created by the US Government to allow them to go to war with N. Vietnam and never happened


What followed the GoTI?

The Tonkin Resolution - This basically allowed for LBJ to go to war with N Vietnam


What happened in February 1965?

the Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign


What happened on March 8th 1965?

on March 8th 1965, 3,500 US Marines came ashore at Da Nang; America was now at war with North Vietnam