Vietnam War

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  • Ho Chi Minh Creates Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh Creates Democratic Republic of Vietnam
    After coming back from Chna, where he learned the ways of indonesian Buddhism, was arrested, and changed his name, Ho Chi Minh started the communist group of North Vietnam.
  • President Roosevelt dies

    President Roosevelt dies
    Franklin D. Roosevelt dies
  • First American Dies in Vietnam

    First American Dies in Vietnam
    Lt. Col. A. Peter Dewey is killed by Vietminh driving a Jeep. He was mistaken for a French Soldier
  • Eisenhower creates the "Domino Theory"

    Eisenhower creates the "Domino Theory"
    Eisenhower establishes the theory that if one country becomes communist, all of the rest of the South East Asian countries will follow.
  • Vietcong Formed

    Vietcong Formed
    South Vietnam creates the National Liberation Front, or Vietcong, to encourage the participation of non-communist people.
  • Kennedy elected president

    Kennedy elected president
    John F. Kennedy narrowly wins his campaign for president against Richard Nixon. His running mate was Lyndon B. Johnson
  • President Kennedy assassinated

    President Kennedy assassinated
    President John F. Kennedy is shot. Vice-president Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Tonkin Gulf Resolution gave Johnson the power to send troops to Vietnam and retaliate. This Resolution was passed on the 7th of April, 1964.
  • North Vietnamese launch Tet Offensive

    North Vietnamese launch Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was the turning point of the war. It was when the North Vietnamese launched an attack on the South. This was when America knew we were not going to win quickly.
  • Kent State students protest Vietnam War

    Kent State students protest Vietnam War
    US guards fired into a crowd of Kent State Students protesting the Vietnam War. 4 were killed and 9 were wounded.
  • Peace Accords signed

    Peace Accords signed
    The Paris Peace Accords were signed, saying that there would be a cease-fire between north and south Vietnam and the US would withdraw our troops.
  • Last American troops leave Vietnam

    Last American troops leave Vietnam
    The last Americans were killed at 4:03 in Vietnam, before they left for home. The war was over and the troops were home.
  • Vietnam Memorial Dedicated in Washington DC

    Vietnam Memorial Dedicated in Washington DC
    Vietnam war memorial was constructed in 1982. It is a wall with all of the names of the people that died engraved in it.
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    Vietnam War Timespan

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    Geneva Conferance

    The Geneva Conference was a conference between various countries that ended the French and Vietminh War.
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    Operation "Rolling Thunder" deployed

    A large bombing fire campaign against Vietnam officials.