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Vietnam Conflict

  • Yên Bái Mutiny

    Yên Bái Mutiny
    Uprising by Vietmanese in the french colonial army's Yen Bai Garrison. This was sponsored by VNQDD, the Vietmanese Nationalist Party. The attack was the largest disturbance by the Can Vuong monarchist restoration movement of the late 19th century. The aim of the revolt was to inspire a wider uprising among the general population in an attempt to overthrow the colonial authority.
  • Ho Chi Minh founds the Indochinese Communist Party

    Ho Chi Minh founds the Indochinese Communist Party
    WebsiteThis was a political party in Vietnam transformed from old Viatmenese Communist Party. That party criticized its own regulations and its name. A resolution of excluding certain countries (Annam, Cambodia, etc) required a change in name. The ICP was the party of the working class and would help the sake of all the poor and waged people. There were many slogans of this party, i.e To realize equality between man and woman & implement an 8 hour work day.
  • U.S. Begins to Train the South Vietnamese

    U.S. Begins to Train the South Vietnamese
    WebsiteThe French were severely outnumbered during their patrol of the Vietnamese outback, so they withdrew their troops in early 1956. The South Vietnamese military still needed training, so the U.S. Military Assistance Advisor Group took over the training of the South Vietnamese after the French departure.
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    Vietnam War

    The struggle between nationalist forces trying to unify Vietnam under a communist government while the U.S was trying to prevent communism.
  • First American Soldiers Die

    First American Soldiers Die
    Major Dale R. Buis and Master Sargeant Chester M. Ovnand died together with two South Vietnamese soldiers at their outpost in Bien Hoa when they were under a surprise Vietcong attack. They are recognized as the first American military figures to die during the time period of Vietnam conflict.
  • John F Kennedy is president of United States

    John F Kennedy is president of United States
    Kennedy was running against Nixon, and won. So as the new president, he had to continue the conflict that was currently going on in Vietnam. Although the youngest president, he had some miltary experience as a commander in WW2 and being in the U.S. Navy in the Office of Naval Intelligence. He is most well known and well remembered because of his thoughtful speeches and vigor, as well as settling foreign affairs and domestic policy.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem (and brother) Assassinated

    Ngo Dinh Diem (and brother) Assassinated
    In Ho Chi Minh City where Diem, the president of South Vietnam, as well as his brother, were assassinated, was a rather large turning point in the Vietnam war. This act was by coup d'etat lead by General Duong Van Minh. The motive behind this act was the dissatisfaction with Diem's regime as well as his lack of respect and fair treatment for his Buddhist citizens.
  • The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution

    The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
    This even was extremely important to the United States because it allowed President Johnson to undergo military action to aid Southeast Asia without actually declaring war on North Vietnam. The resolution was passed as a response to the sea battle between the North Vietnamese Navy's Torpedo Squadron 10135 and the destroyer USS Maddox in the Tonkin Gulf.
  • Over 200,000 US Troops are sent to Vietnam

    Over 200,000 US Troops are sent to Vietnam
    The US entered the war in order to stop the spread of communism. The US decided to stop communism because it stood for eveything they were against and sent increasing amounds of war material and war advisors to aid capitalist South Vietnam. (Not the entire video).
  • Woodstock Protests the War

    Woodstock Protests the War
    WebsiteMany people in the U.S. opposed the war in Vietnam. There were many forms of protest, but one of the most effective ways was music, and this happened at Woodstock in 1969. Woodstock was a 3-day music festival that involved sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Country Joe gives one of the most iconic anti-war performances in history on Saturday, August 16, 1969, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Vietnamization

    President Nixon wanted to switch Lyndon B. Johnson's idea of Americanization to Vietnmization in order to change from fighting communism to the building up and strengthening the South Vietmanese army. Even he wanted this, the U.S troops would gradually decrease.
  • The Adoption of the 26th Amendment

    The Adoption of the 26th Amendment
    WebsiteVideo This amendment states that any person who is of the age of 18 years or older is given the right to vote in any state. This relates to the Vietnam Conflict because when the war started many people that were sent to fight in the war, were not old enough to vote. Many people were extremely angry with the U.S. government because the ones fighting for our country were not even allowed to vote.
  • USA leaves Vietnam

    USA leaves Vietnam
    Two months after signing the Vietnam peace agreement, America decided to leave South Vietnam when Hanoi freed the remaining prisoners. 7,000 American US Department of Defense employees remained to help aid ongoing battle in Northern Vietnam.