Life war in vietnam

The War Goes On

  • Ngo Dinh Diem refuses elections

    Being an unpopular figure for ruthless leadership, Diem feared losing election to Ho Chi Minh, contributing to Viet Cong (communists opposing Diem's rule in the south)
  • Kennedy Is elected President

  • First televised presidential press confrence

    First televised presidential press confrence
    This social event brought the war and government action into the home. It informed Americans about the actions and intentions of their government.
  • Cuban Quarentine

    United states naval obtained evidence that Cuba was building weapons of mass destruction, Kennedy ordered a quarentine of Cuba preventing weaponry of any kind to enter or leave Cuban soil, regardless of who it was going to or coming from.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem Assasinated

    South Vietnese military overthrows Diem and his brother.
  • Kennedy gets Assasinated

    Kennedy gets assasinated in Dallas Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon B. Johnsen takes over the presidencey
  • Eisenhowers escalation

    Eisenhower ordered airstrikes on North Korea and increased ground troop numbers to over 536,000 in 1968
  • Troops increase to 125,000

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    Bombing in Hanoi

    The bombing was in attempt to find the Ho Chi Minh Trail which was supplying weapons and supplies to the Vietcong in the south.
  • Agent Orange

    Harmful chemical Agent orange was sprayed across large sections of Vietnam. This dangerous chemical mixed with kerosene or diesel fule was dangerous to the environment and the Vietnemese in the area
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Over the Vietnemese holiday Tet troops gathered and attacked cities where US soldiers were stationed.All throughout South Vietnam cities were brutally attacked . Many Americans were shocked and in disbelief, they saw it as a defeat for American forces.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    A search and destroy team was sent to the city of My Lai lead by Lt. William Calley. 200-500 unarmed civilians were slaughtered, many of them young children not of fighting age. This image shows the ruthessness of american soldiers against the vietnemese civilians
  • Martin Luther King Jr is assasinated

    Martin Luther King Jr is assasinated
    MLK jr was and man that inspired man black individuals to fight for their independence and their own civil rights
  • Napalm

    US airships droped Napalm gas in forests containing the Ho Chi Minh trail. Deadly gases were harmful to not only the environments but to the vietnemese living in the area.
  • NIxon Runs for President

    NIxon Runs for President
    Nixon was elected as the republican candidate. This is an important social and political event because he campaigned with a promise to end the war that many Americans wanted.
  • The Secret War

    The Secret War
    During 1969 Nixon ordered te secret bombing of Cambodia and Laos. In aims to destroy parts of the Ho Chi Minh trail, bombs were dropped for over 14 months. Over 600,000 Vietnemese were secretly killed with airstrikes from the US.
  • Congress ratifies 26th amendment

    Congress changed the voting age from 21 to 18. It hadnt made sense that a man could fight in the war but could not vote back at home.
  • Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda was a very popular actress of the time. In 1972 she took a trip to North Vietnam that shocked many Americans. She is seen here in this picture laughing with North Vietnemese soldiers.
  • War Powers Act

    This act limited the power of the President. Presidents could no longer send troops to war without the permission from congress to prevent future events like Vietnam.
  • Peace At Hand

    North Vietnam signed a treaty wit hthe United States and South Vietnam. It required that the US take all troops out of Vietnam, Vietcong troops were allowed to stay in the Soviet Union and resume their war. However soldiers MIA or POWs were not accounted for
  • Last troops left

    The last of the American troops returned home.
  • South Vietnam Falls

    North Vietnam troops invaded Saigon and took over. The capitol was renamed Ho Chi Minh City.