Why did the USA get involved in Vietnam in 1964?

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  • Americans believed in the Domino theory
    • truman doctrine of 1947 meant America was committed to stopping the spread of communism
    • Communism was spreading in Asia
      • Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
        • They were already involved in stopping communism in Asia after Korea 1950-53
  • Gulf of tonkin incident
    • North attacked us ships so they had to get involved
      • america had a powerful military and had to show their strength, they couldn't ignore it
    • Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
      • They were already involved in stopping communism in Asia after Korea 1950-53

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