history vietnam

  • Start of the War

    This was the start of the Vietnam War
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    The Tonking Gulf Resolution was a joint resolution that the US congress passed that gave authorization to President Johnson to use Millitary forces in South east asia without a declaration of war.
    In an attempt to retaliate for North Vietnam's attack on the U.S Destroyer Maddox.
  • Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

    Students for a Democratic Society was formed in 1965. This was the start of the vietnam protests. This is where liberal student bodies organized groups to oppose the war. This movement took effect by 1965.
  • My Lai Incident

    A unit of the us army invaded south vietnamese hamlet of My Lai, an alleged viet cong stronghold. In the Course of the battle against the vietcong, unarmed civilians including children and women were shot to death.
  • Opposition for the War

    One million college and High School Students skipped class to show opposition against the war.
  • invasion of cambodia

    American and South Vietnamese armies crossed into the border of Cambodia, in an attempt to defeat 40,000 north vietnamese troops stationed in cambodia and tried to capture their HQ. Neither of these objectives were met.
  • Campus black outs

    More than 450 Universtiy campuses, were shut down by student strikes. These involved more than 4,000,000 students total: being both violent and non violent.
  • Wall Street demonstration

    May 20, New York, an estimated 60,000 to 150,000 are at a pro war demonstration on Wall Street
  • Kent State Shootings

    The Kent State Shootings was a massacre at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. This incidient was due to protesting of the Vietnem War. The Ohio National Guard was called in, and resulted in 9 injured and 4 dead.
  • The End of the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War came to a halt in 1975. North Vietnam took Saigon, while the government of South Vietnam fell.