THE VIETNAM WAR- Allison

  • The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam in half at the 17th parallel

    The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam in half at the 17th parallel
    Geneva Conference of April 26–July 21, 1954, attended by representatives of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, France, Laos, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union, the Viet Minh, and the State of Vietnam the The 10 documents—none of which were treaties binding the participants—consisted of 3 military agreements, 6 unilateral declarations, and a Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference
  • JFK and Ngo Dinh Diem meet

    JFK and Ngo Dinh Diem meet
    Following a meeting between South Vietnam's President Diem and Kennedy, the United States agrees to increase the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 340 to 805. The commitment places the prestige of the Kennedy Adminstration behind the efforts in Vietnam.
  • President Johnson declares he will not "lose Vietnam" during a meeting with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in Washington.

    President Johnson declares he will not "lose Vietnam" during a meeting with Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in Washington.
    The American ambassador in Vietnam and President Johnson said they would not lose to Vietnam when he was in office. He was afraid that Vietnam would get as bad as china did and he didn’t want that.
  • Diem overthrown

    Diem overthrown
    The coup takes place with the tacit approval of the United States. Diem was killed during the coup, despite assurances that he would not be. The United States had hoped that by overthrowing the unpopular Diem, it could strengthen the opposition to the communist Viet Cong.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    United Sates army passed an alleged second naval engagement between North Vietnamese boats and the US destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy on August 4 in the Tonkin Gulf; both naval actions are known collectively as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The president gives navel permission to do what is needed for the attack. This gives Johnson the right to do whatever to north Vietnam.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder begins

    Operation  Rolling Thunder begins
    Rolling thunder struck North Veitnam in the year of 1965. This even had more then 100 American planes. It went off in on until the year of 1968.
  • MyLai Massacre

    MyLai Massacre
    A unit of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 20th Infantry, slaughter between 200 and 500 unarmed villagers in the hamlet of My Lai. Led by Lieutenant William Calley, the platoon is ordered to enter the village firing.
  • President Nixon stuns Americans by announcing U.S. and South Vietnamese incursion into Cambodia

    President Nixon stuns Americans by announcing U.S. and South Vietnamese incursion into Cambodia
    President Nixon stuns Americans by announcing a U.S. and South Vietnamese incursion into Cambodia in response to continuing Communist gains against Lon Nol's forces. The incursion is and is also intended to weaken overall NVA military strength as a prelude to U.S. departure from Vietnam
  • Massive anti-war demonstrations held in the U.S.

    Massive anti-war demonstrations held in the U.S.
    Massive demonstrations are held throughout the US against the war. Protestors in New York City's Central Park, burn 200 draft cards.