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  • Ho Chi Minh Returned

    Ho Chi Minh Returned
    Ho Chi Minh has returned back to Vietnam after fleeing and going to Indochina and spent several years in exile in the Soviet union and China. He returned in 1941 and organized a nationalist group called the Vietninh. The group united both Communist and non-Communist in the struggle to expel the Japanese forces
  • Victory Over Japan

    Victory Over Japan
    Japanese surrendered control of Indochina. Ho Chi and his forces quickly announced that Vietnam was an independent nation
  • South Korea Surrenders

    South Korea Surrenders
    after three years of bloody fighting in which some three million Koreans, one million Chinese, and 54,000 Americans were killed, the Korean War ended in a truce with Korea still divided into two mutually antagonistic states, separated by a heavily fortified "De-Militarized Zone" . Korea has remained divided ever since
  • French fell

    French fell
    French force at Dien Bien Phu fell to the Bietminh. The defeat convinced the French to make peace and withdraw from Indochina.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    Temporarily divided Bietnam along the 17th parallel. election were to be held to reunite the county under a single government. The Geneva Conference also recognized Cambodia's independence.
  • Kennedy Takes Over

    Kennedy Takes Over
    John F Kennedy took office in January of 1961. Kennedy continued the nation's policy of support for South Vietnam. Kennedy's administration sharply increased military aid and sent more advisers to Vietnam.
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK Assassinated
    When Kennedy was assassinated his vice president Lyndon Johnson took over. But there was still problems in Vietnam going on!
  • Tonkin Resolution

    Tonkin Resolution
    President Lyndon B. Johnson and his advisers decided upon immediate air attacks on North Vietnam in retaliation; he also asked Congress for a mandate for future military action. On Aug. 7, Congress passed a resolution drafted by the administration authorizing all necessary measures to repel attacks against U.S. forces and all steps necessary for the defense of U.S. allies in Southeast Asia.
  • Opperation Rolling Thunder

    Opperation Rolling Thunder
    this time the raids were to take place on a regular basis. The plan was to destroy the North Vietnam economy and to force her to stop helping the guerrilla fighters in the south. Bombing was also directed against territory controlled by the NLF in South Vietnam. The plan was for Operation Rolling Thunder to last for eight weeks but it lasted for the next three years. In that time, the US dropped 1 million tons of bombs on Vietnam.
  • Martin Luther King Speaks out

    Martin Luther King Speaks out
    Calling the US "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world," Martin Luther King publicly speaks out against US policy in Vietnam. King later encourages draft evasion and suggests a merger between antiwar and civil rights groups.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War. The purpose of the offensive was to utilize the element of surprise and strike military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place
  • Battle for Hue

    Battle for Hue
    The Battle for Hue wages for 26 days as US and South Vietnamese forces try to recapture the site seized by the Communists during the Tet Offensive. Previously, a religious retreat in the middle of a war zone, Hue was nearly leveled in a battle that left nearly all of its population homeless. Following the US and ARVN victory, mass graves containing the bodies of thousands of people who had been executed during the Communist occupation are discovered.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    On March 16, the angry and frustrated men of Charlie Company, 11th Brigade, Americal Division entered the village of My Lai. "This is what you've been waiting for -- search and destroy -- and you've got it," said their superior officers. A short time later the killing began. When news of the atrocities surfaced, it sent shockwaves through the US political establishment, the military's chain of command, and an already divided American public.
  • Vietnamization

    was a policy of the Richard M. 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
  • Nixon Begins Secret Bombing of Cambodia

    Nixon Begins Secret Bombing of Cambodia
    In an effort to destroy Communist supply routes and base camps in Cambodia, President Nixon gives the go-ahead to "Operation Breakfast." The covert bombing of Cambodia, conducted without the knowledge of Congress or the American public, will continue for fourteen months.
  • Ho Chi Minh Died!

    Ho Chi Minh Died!
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War.
  • 26th Admendent

    26th Admendent
    to the United States Constitution limited the minimum voting age to 18. It was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and to partially overrule the Supreme Court's decision in Oregon v. Mitchell. It was adopted on July 1, 1971.
  • Withdrawling Troops from Vietnam

    Withdrawling Troops from Vietnam
    there were too many deaths goin on so we just took some troops out.
  • War Power Act

    War Power Act
    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C.) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat
  • The end

    The end
    after fighting a long and hard war after millions of deaths! It is finally over! We won the war!!!