The Vietnam War

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    The Vietnam War

  • End of War World II

    End of War World II
    Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board the USS Missouri, 2 September 1945
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrender_of_Japan
  • First American Soldier killed in Vietnam

    First American Soldier killed in Vietnam
    Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer was shot and killed in Saigon. Officer Dewey was shot while at a roadblock when he yelled at the Viet Minh in French upon hearing his French they opened fire thinking that he was indeed French he was the first of 59,000 U.S soldiers killed in Vietnam
    source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-soldier-killed-in-vietnam
  • Baby Boomers generation begins

    Baby Boomers generation begins
    After the war veterans pushed themselves to settle down and start having families. Many soldiers began to have families and this was the largest population jump in the U.S
    source: http://csrmedia.education.asu.edu/Lectures/SS3/HistoryCore/Basic9/index.htm
  • The Chinese Revolution comes to an end

    The Chinese Revolution comes to an end
    After WWII China fell into a civil way between its parties but in the end the communistic party prevailed against all others creating a Communistic China.
    source: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/chinese-rev
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    This conference which was held in Switzerland was to find a way to settle the issues in the Korean Peninsula and discuss the possiblity of restoring peace in Indochina. During the conference they came up with the document the Geneve Accord which seperated vietnam into North and South.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Conference_%281954%29#Geneva_Accords
  • Army of the Republic of Vietnam

    Army of the Republic of Vietnam
    After the French left Vietnam the U.S Military Assistance Advisor Group assumed training of South Vietnam soldiers. This army began in 1955 and then ended right after the fall of saigon suffering 1,394,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_the_Republic_of_Vietnam000 casualties .
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  • Presidential Election

    Presidential Election
    John F. Kennedy defeated Rebluican Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. President Kennedy upon winning the election became the worlds youngest president at the age of 43.
    source:http://www.ushistory.org/us/56a.asp
  • National Liberation Front

    National Liberation Front
    Also known as the Vietcong. Designed to replicate the success. "tthey relied on surprise, ambush, snipers and booby-traps. They were subversive, crafty and evasive, hiding amongst civilians or in the jungles, moving only in the dead of night. "source: http://alphahistory.com/vietnam/viet-cong/#sthash.fcdrIwg3.dpuf
  • Berlin wall

    Berlin wall
    Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev ordered to have the wall built so that the people of East Berlin would stop retreating to West Berlin as it was damaging the economy as most refugees were intellectuals, skilled laborers, and professionals. source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-wall-built
  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange
    Agent Orange was thecode name for herbocide and defoliant used by the U.S. Agent orange sprayed on roads,jungles and trails used by North Vietnames and Vietcong forces in order to destroy or thin out plant life in jungles and near roads so that they Vietcong could not use them as cover. "4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects" http://worldhistoryproject.org/1962/us-military-employs-ag
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis
    This was a 13-day fight between the Soviets and the U.S, spies from the United states uncovered that the Soviets had ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. The soviets agreed to remove them. The image is on the locations of these missiles.
    source: (photo) http://www.onthemedia.org/story/244923-missile-crisis-memories/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis
  • President Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas

    President Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas
    Lee Harvey Oswald shot and kiled Kennedy from 400ft away. During a campaign in Texas Kennedy knew tensions where high but he needed to win over the state, shortly after his death we had the problem on how to proceed with Vietnam, authority fell onto Lyndon B Johnson to decide. We remained in the war.
    source: http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx
  • End of Baby Boomers Generation

    End of Baby Boomers Generation
    As you can see by the chart the biggest spike in childs birth was from 1946-1964 this generation was known as the baby boomers.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Strategic bombing campaign, U.S aircraft began to bomb certain areas in Vietnam in order to reduce the capacity of the vietnamese communist leaders so that they will be less likely to wage war against the U.S supported government in South vietnam.
    source: http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/operation-rolling-thunder
  • U.S officially enters the Vietnam war

    U.S officially enters the Vietnam war
    The 3500 marines were deployed in south Vietnam landing in Da Nang. This date marks the official military involvement in Vietnam source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-marines-land-at-da-nang
  • Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    Battle of Ia Drang Valley
    This battle was important as it set the blueprints for each armies tactics on nuetralizing the enemy. The Viet Cong realized that by fighting in close range combat they could quickly eliminate U.S troops and the U.S Stuck to air assaults and artillary fire to achieve their objectives.
    source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/major-battle-erupts-in-the-ia-drang-valley
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    One of the largest military tactics by the VietCong and North Vietnamese troops. It was named after the holiday Tet due to the troops taking advantage of the fireworks to begin to invade South Vietnams bases early in the morning causing little defense to these attacks. Attached is a map of all the bases that were hit by the Vietcong and North vietnamese troops early that morning.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_Offensive
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    A Horendous incident in which U.S Troops brutally shot and murdered the majority of the population of My Lai killing as many as 500 South Vietnamese civilians. Officers were able to cover up the massacre for a year until a soldier spoke out of having heard of a massacre leading to an invesitigation and convicting one officer.
    source: http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/my-lai-massacre
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    Nixons policy to pull out U.S troops and give the responsibility of war over to the Vietnamese.
    source:http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnamization
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamization
  • Operation Breakfast

    Operation Breakfast
    Nixon gives the Go to begin this operation which was launched at 2pm our time. This operation was launched at night Vietnam time, it was to bomb Cambodia where it was presumed that the North vietnamese had their supplies.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Menu#Breakfast
  • Nixon announces US troop withdrawals

    Nixon announces US troop withdrawals
    nixon announces that 50,000 more troops will be withdrawn by April of 1970, and in the time the troops still have in Vietnam they will help put Vietnamese troops in intense training so that they can fend for themselves.
    source; http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-additional-us-troop-withdrawals
  • And babies

    And babies
    An iconic Vietnam poster names "And babies" which shows a colorful photograph of dozens of women and children stacked on a dirt road that were killed by U.S forces. Which is why many refer to returning vets as Baby killers.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_babies
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    Resignation of President Nixon was due to the Watergate Scandale when Nixons Administration tried to cover up illegal activitiy caused by Nixons Administration. The image is of the Watergate hotel in which the break-in had occured which led to the investigation and uncovering Nixons illegal activity.
    source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal
  • Fall of Siagon

    Fall of Siagon
    The capture of Siagon marked the end of the North Vietnamese forces and the end of the Vietnamese war. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Saigon
    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/fall_saigon.htm