The Vietnam War

  • Transition Period

    Transition Period
    Positioned on the 17th parallel which let civilians move freely between the two provisional states for a 300-day period. Around one million northerners, mostly Catholics, fled south in fear of communists. Where as in the North "class enemies" were executed.
  • Vietnam was the turning point for US military

     Vietnam was the turning point for US military
    It was a war to end communist aggression to try to save a democracy. The US got involved because their paranoia of everything communist and to stop Soviet influence in the region.
  • Opperation Chopper

    Opperation Chopper
    Was the first time US forces participated in major combat in the Vietnam War. This was a supprise attack, 1,000 South Vietamese were transported by helicopters for an assault on NLF 10 miles west of Saigon. The Viet Cong were defeated, but they gained valuable combat experience.This operation gained a new era of air movement for the U.S. Army
  • The Geneva Peace Accords

    The Geneva Peace Accords
    Vietnam held national elections to reunify the country. The division at the seventeenth parallel was a temparary separation soon vanished with the elections.
  • Arrest and Assassination

    Arrest and Assassination
    Diem and Nhu were arrested after the ARVN after a bloody night in Saigon, over religious discrimination. Also after the government shooting of protesters. A ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag.
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    Gulf of Tonkin
    Was a sea battle between the US Navy and the naval forces of North Vietnam. It led to military activity by the US in defense of the Republic of South Vietnam, Ordered by President Lyndon Johnson.
  • Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder
    The first air attack in Vietnam and was the first bombing of the US bombing campaign against North Vietnam. It also was the first of four district phases.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Also known as May 4th Massacure. Shooting happened in Kent, Ohio. College students were shot. The shooter fired 67 rounds all within 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine, The shooting led to protests on college campuses all through the United States.
  • Case-Church Amendment

    Case-Church Amendment
    Congress approved this amendment that prohibited U.S. military involvment in Vietnam war. The Amendment was a debate for many years, holding of the bombing.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Fall of Saigon was the capital of South Vietnam. This marked the end of the Vietnam War but the start of a period leading Vietnam into a communist state. Saigon was later named Ho Chi Minh City, after communist leader Ho Chi Minh.