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A Glance at U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

  • The Viet Minh is Formed

    The Viet Minh is Formed
    • full name: Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong
    • a nationalist organization influenced mostly by communists
    • establsihed by communist activist Ho Chi Minh during the early 1940's
    • to act as the Vietnam Independence League
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    The First Indochina War

    The First Indochina War began conflicts between Vietnam and China. The communism background led to division in the sides of Vietnam.
  • Election of Ngo Dinh Diem

    Election of Ngo Dinh Diem
    • president of the Republic of Vietnam
    • led South Vietnam during the war
    • anti-communist
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    The Vietnam War

    • during the Cold War
    • peak of U.S. involvement (more than 500,000 military personnel): by 1969
    • end of war: communists sieze control of saigon socialist republic of vietnam
  • Launch of the Tet Offensive

    Launch of the Tet Offensive
    • see tab under Tet Offensive
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
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    President Nixon's Vietnamization

    • a policy to remove U,S, forced out of Vietnam
    • train and help South Vietnam troops to fight on their own
    • allowed the U.S. soliders to go back home
  • Largest Anti-war Protest in U.S.

    Largest Anti-war Protest in U.S.
    • people led the Anti-War Movement in America while loved ones fought in the foreign country
    • mainly opposed the draft and military intervention
  • The Paris Peace Accords

    The Paris Peace Accords
    • end war and restore peace
    • signed by nixon
    • officially ended direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War
  • The War Powers Resolution

    The War Powers Resolution