african american representation in congress
Hiram Revels was the first African American to served in Congress. Hiram Revels started working in Congress was February 25, 1870.
The first African American elected into congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels in 1870-1871.
Allowed LBJ to directly attack North Vietnam by passing the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.
Proclaimed by congress as Irish American heritage month in 1995
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (officially, the Southeast Asia Resolution, Public Law 88-408) .
Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in response to a controversial North Vietnamese attack on U.S. destroyers in 1964.
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, in which American destroyers engaged North Vietnamese boats. It triggered US Congress to pass Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, that allowed president Johnson to escalate American involvement in the war. However, this event was later discovered to be a fault.
The Vietcong were North Vietnamese rebel fighters. They fought against America so were NOT supported by US Congress.
President Lydon Johnson lied to the American People that USA Navy Destroyers had been attacked at the Gulf of Tonkin by North Vietnamese Torpedo Boats. This lie led to the Tonkin Resolution, which led to the Vietnam War, 1965 to 1975. President LBJ said that the US Navy Sailors were probably just shooting at Flying Fish, when they claimed they were attacked by North Vietnamese enemy warships. LBJ lied so he could get permission from the Congress to attack North Vietnam.
President Lydon B. Johnson Lied to the American people and claimed that the North Vietnamese navy patrol boats had attacked USA naval destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin and asked Congress for permission to attack North Vietnam in retaliation. Later, LBJ admitted that what really happened was the sailors on the USA ships saw some whales, or flying fish, and overreacted.
Congress and the American people were isolationists until the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941. Prior to that, the Congress did approve of Roosevelt's desire to send old destroyers to England in exchange for bases in the Caribbean. There was only one dissenting vote in the House when war was declared against Japan.
American Artists' Congress was created in 1936.
American Chess Congress ended in 1923.
American Chess Congress was created in 1857.
American Jewish Congress was created in 1918.