Vietnam war soldiers

Unit 11 Key Terms Timeline

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    Unit 11

    Anything placed on January 1, esp 1960, means that the event was around this time.
  • Federal Housing Authority

    Federal Housing Authority
    A United States government agency created as part of the National Housing Act of 1934. It insured loans made by banks and other private lenders for home building and home buying.
  • Potsdam Agreement

    Potsdam Agreement
    The meeting gathered to decide how to administer punishment to the defeated Nazi Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier, on 8 May. The goals of the conference also included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war.
  • The Domino Theory is formulated

    The Domino Theory is formulated
    The theory stating that if one nation falls to communism, other nations close in either relations or proximity will fall to the same fate.
  • Vietnam War Begins

    Vietnam War Begins
    Conflict in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The conflict began as a communist independence uprising and sprung into a full-scale war involving major powers such as Russia and the U.S.
  • Abbie Hoffman Time

    Abbie Hoffman Time
    a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies")
  • The Great Society

    The Great Society
    A program of programs to aid people in many ways, but primarily financially
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    a variety laws used to implement equal opportunity in the work place
  • Chicano Movement

    Chicano Movement
    An extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment. Strengthened during the 1960s.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president
    36th President of the United States; vice president to John F Kennedy prior, Fueled the Vietnam war in a way.
  • Escalation (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution)

    Escalation (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution)
    Assuming this is referring to the escalation of the Vietnam war, this would have to be in 1964 when the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed, allowing American military to flood in.
  • The Draft comes about

    The Draft comes about
    A forced conscription was implemented during the Vietnam war known as “the Draft”
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Incedent

    The Gulf of Tonkin Incedent
    The name given to an altercation involving North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, engaged three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron.[1] A sea battle resulted, in which the Maddox expended over two hundred and eighty 3-inch and 5-inch shells, and in which four USN F-8 Crusad
  • The Anti-War Movement

    The Anti-War Movement
    Public declarations against the nation’s state of war
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive
    ) A surprise attack by the NVA and Viet Cong on the Vietnamese Tet holiday.
  • Roy Benavidez gets Medal of Honor

    Roy Benavidez gets Medal of Honor
    Master Sergeant during Vietnam; got Medal of Honor. Additonally, he was the first soldier of Hispanic descent to earn the Medal of Honor.
  • Nixon becomes president

    Nixon becomes president
    37th president of the U.S.; became the only president to resign; had foreign policies many Americans didn’t agree with.
  • Vietnamization

    A plan to gradually take U.S. out of the Vietnam war by supplying the South Vietnamese with arms and training in the hopes that they could finish the war themselves.
  • The Tinker v Des Moines Case

    The Tinker v Des Moines Case
    A decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools
  • The 26th amendment is passed

    The 26th amendment is passed
    The permittance for United States citizens 18 or above to vote
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance..." (Self explanatory)
  • OPEC embargoes the United States

    OPEC embargoes the United States
    (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) embargoed the U.S to support Israel. (I don't understand this one)
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    A federal law intended to check the President's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
  • The Fall of Saigon

    The Fall of Saigon
    The capture, or liberation (depending on the view), of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam
  • NAFTA is created

    NAFTA is created
    Stands for the North American Free Trade Agreement allowing trade between Canada, U.S., and Mexico freely.