Vietnam War
Voting Against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

U.S. Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon explains why history will be on his in his firm stance against the Gulf of Tonkin resolution. Morse and Senator E. Gruening of Alaska were the only two senators to vote against this authorization and the ensuing U.S. military forces in Southeast Asia: “Being in the minority never proves that you’re wrong.” The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed on August 7, 1964, which gave then U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broader war powers to use military forces in response to North Vietnamese attacks without a declaration of war from Congress.

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Submitted by: Virginia Choi
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