• U.S assists French

    The united states pledges 15 million dollars worth of military aid to France to help them fight Vietnam.
  • Battle of Dien bien phu

    Battle of Dien bien phu
    French suffer a decisive defeat at th ebattle of Dien Bien phu
  • 17th parallel

    17th parallel
    The Geneva accords creates a cease-fire for the peaceful withdrawel of the French from Vietnam and provides a temporary boundary between north and south vietnam at the 17th parallel.
  • Republic of Vietnam

    Republic of Vietnam
    South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of vietnam, with newly elected Ngo Dinh Diem as president. The vietcong was later established in south vietnam.
  • The National Liberation Front

    The National Liberation Front
    The NLF also known as the viet cong was established in south Vietnam. A political organization and army in South Vietnam that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem

    Ngo Dinh Diem
    He was excuted durring a coup. He was the U.S inside man but he was very unpopular and the south was being beaten by the NVA so diem was executed for his poor leadership.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    A incident off the Gulf of Tonkin occured when the NVA attacked two us destroyers off the Gulf of Tonkin. Which caused a negative outcome for the NVA. Congress gave LBJ a "blank check".
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    This was a resolution passed by congress allowing LBJ to send as many troops over to vietnam as necessay to look out for the best interest for the united states. This was reffered to as a blank check.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder goals were to boost the lowered morale of the Saigon regime in the Republic of Vietnam, to persuade North Vietnam to cease its support for the communist insurgency in South Vietnam without actually taking any ground forces into communist North Vietnam, to destroy North Vietnam's transportation system, industrial base, and air defenses, and to cease the flow of men and material into South Vietnam. This really was a chance to get back at them by bombing the NVA.
  • My Lai

    My Lai
    An invasion of a village in My lai by the U.S troops and "charlie" company in South Vietnam because they thought there were vc memebers there. They went in and killed hundreds of children and women. There were no vc memebers there. It was a masacere that was unecessay by a lot. Some of them were mutalated or raped as well. All that were involved got charged but the only member that was convicted was second leitenant William Calley.
  • Americas views on the war after My lai

    Americas views on the war after My lai
    America learns of the My Lai masacere and then become very angry and against the war and the tatics that were being used and the measures that were taken that took inocent lives. This created a higher percentage of doves than hawks.
  • Vietnimization

    Policy of Nixon administration during the Vietnam War, as a result of the Viet Cong's Tet Offensive, to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops."
  • Pentagon Papers in the New York times

    Pentagon Papers in the New York times
    The pentagon papers were papers stolen by burgelers that were never caught. These were documents that contained many years of secret information and could and would bring many Prominent Figures down including Nixon, and created a bad image on Hoover for Cointelpro.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    intended to establish peace in Vietnam and an end to the Vietnam War, ended direct U.S. military involvement, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam. Henry Kissinger was a prominent figure apart of this negotiation.
  • South vietnam Surrneders.

    South Vietnam surrenders to the communists or the NVA which was the fall of Saigon which was later turned into Ho Chi Minh city.