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America’s Entry Into the Vietnam War: LBJ & the Gulf of Tonkin Incident

America’s Entry Into the Vietnam War: LBJ & the Gulf of Tonkin Incident In-Person

After President Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, Lyndon Johnson became President. One of the issues Kennedy was dealing with before he died was the crisis in Vietnam and how deeply should America get involved in the conflict. On August 2nd, 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin incident occurred which led to America's direct involvement with engaging with Vietnam's forces. MCC Professor of History Mark Sample will discuss how LBJ handled the Gulf of Tonkin incident which turned into one of the most divisive actions in U.S. history. Registration is requested.

Date:
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Gates - Library Meeting Room
Library:
Gates Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  History  

Registration is required. There are 44 seats available.

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