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    Nixon’s Vietnamization policy

    Nixon’s Vietnamization policy
    a program to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnamese forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops".
  • domino theory

    domino theory
    The first figure to propose the domino theory was President Harry S. Truman in the 1940s, where he introduced the theory in order to “justify sending military aid to Greece and Turkey.” However, the domino theory was popularized by President Dwight D.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    it was a meeting of sorts to settle outstanding issues resulting from the Korean War and the First Indochina War, which involved several nations that took place in Geneva,
  • Assassination of Diem

    Assassination of Diem
    Following the overthrow of his government by South Vietnamese military forces the day before, President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother are captured and killed by a group of soldiers. The death of Diem caused celebration among many people in South Vietnam, but also lead to political chaos in the nation.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    congress passed this resolution which gave the president the go to take move necessary to win the war
  • LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam

    LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam
    the United States first deployed troops to Vietnam in 1965 in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2nd 1965......
    this caused a lot of problems in the us with riots and such
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • my lai massacre

    my lai massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was an incident that occurred when American soldiers killed more than 500 unarmed South Vietnamese citizens in the village of My Lai. It occurred when Charlie Company was ordered to enter the village for a search and destroy mission.
  • Nixon sends troops into Cambodia

    Nixon sends troops into Cambodia
    Nixon approved the use of American ground forces in Cambodia to fight alongside South Vietnamese troops attacking communist bases there
  • Kent State shooting

    Kent State shooting
    were the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard
  • hard hat riots

    hard hat riots
    The students were protesting the May 4 Kent State shootings and the Vietnam War, following the April 30 announcement by President Richard Nixon of the U.S. invasion of neutral Cambodia. the student were protesting but the construction workers and office workers began to riot against the students
  • Nixon’s Christmas bombing

    Nixon’s Christmas bombing
    Nixon ordered plans for retaliatory bombings of North Vietnam after talks to end the war in Vietnam broke down December 13, 1972. Operation Linebacker II, otherwise known as the “Christmas Bombings,” began December 18 and lasted for two weeks.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    this was an agreement to end the war and restore vietnam
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    limit the president's ability to send troops overseas without congress approval
  • Saigon Falls

    Saigon Falls
    vietnams people took over the capital which basically called the end of the war