SAT Subject US History Practice Question 346: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 346

57. What did the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution state?

A. The United States would take military action in response to a supposed Vietnamese attack on a U.S. destroyer.
B. Vietnam would be divided politically along the 17th parallel.
C. The United States would play an active role in an attempt to overthrow the government of Ngo Dinh Diem.
D. The Selective Service would begin drafting men in the United States to fight in Vietnam.
E. The U.S. Army would launch a bombing cam paign against military targets in North Vietnam.

Correct Answer: A


The other four choices are all true statements, but they either predate or postdate the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

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