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Vietnam Timeline

  • Elysee Agreement Signed

    Elysee Agreement Signed
    As part of the agreement the French pledge to assist in the building of a national anti-Communist army
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu Begins

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu Begins
    A force of 40,000 heavily armed Viet Minh lay siege to the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    as a conference which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, whose purpose was to attempt to find a way to unify Vietnam and discuss the possibility of restoring peace in Indochina.
  • US Training South Vietnamese

    US Training South Vietnamese
    he US Military Assistance Advisory Group assumes responsibility, from French, for training South Vietnamese forces.
  • Terrorist Bombings Rock Saigon

    Terrorist Bombings Rock Saigon
    Thirteen Americans working for MAAG and US Information Service are wounded in terrorist bombings in Saigon
  • Kennedy Elected President

    Kennedy Elected President
    John F. Kennedy narrowly defeats Richard Nixon for the presidency.
  • Battle of Kien Hoa Province

    Battle of Kien Hoa Province
    400 guerrillas attack village in Kien Hoa Province, and are defeated by South Vietnamese troops.
  • US Military Employs Agent Orange

    US Military Employs Agent Orange
    a defoliant that came in metal orange containers-to expose roads and trails used by Viet Cong forces.
  • President Kennedy Assassinated

    President Kennedy Assassinated
    Kennedy's death meant that the problem of how to proceed in Vietnam fell squarely into the lap of his vice president, Lyndon Johnson.
  • Tonkin Resolutino

    Tonkin Resolutino
    was a joint resolution that the United States Congress passed
  • Operation Rolling thunder

    Operation Rolling thunder
    was the title of a gradual and sustained US 2nd Air Division, US Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force
  • Marines Arrive at Da Nang

    Marines Arrive at Da Nang
    The first American combat troops, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, arrive in Vietnam to defend the US airfield at Danang. Scattered Vietcong gunfire is reported, but no Marines are injured.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    was a military campaign during the Vietnam War
  • US withdrawal of troops

    US withdrawal of troops
    Over 540,000 troops withdrawaled
  • Vietnamization

    was a policy of the Richard M. Nixon administration during the Vietnam War
  • Kent state Shooting

    Kent state Shooting
    May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    setting a voting age higher than eighteen.
  • War end

    War end
    Last American Troops Leave Vietnam 1973
  • War Power Resolution

    War Power Resolution
    is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
  • South vietnam surrounded

    South vietnam surrounded
    Although, it really wasn't a surrender, it was a capture