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Question 2 of 10

Which of the following statements describes the importance of congressional passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?

  • A.

    It condemned Communist Party activity in South Vietnam.

  • B.

    It marked the beginning of the United States commitment to withdraw troops from South Vietnam.

  • C.

    It authorized President Johnson to take all necessary steps to repel armed attacks on United States forces.

  • D.

    It outlawed antiwar demonstrations in the United States.

  • E.

    It restricted the powers given to the United States president by the Constitution.


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