Vietnam Timeline

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  • US joins the War in Vietnam

    US joins the War in Vietnam
    The U.S begins its involvement in the Vietnam War by aiding the French against the Viet Minh.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    A 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956.
  • Beatles First come to America

    Beatles First come to America
    The Beatles first came to America, where their popular music first started. The younger population started to fawn over them instantly, but the older population wasn't the same. They saw them as being ridiculous from their style to their haircuts.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. & Bobby Kennedy are assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. & Bobby Kennedy are assassinated
    On April 4, Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on his hotel balcony by James Earl Ray. On June 6, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated after giving a speech in California by Sirhan Sirhan.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    On March 16, 1968, 22 innocent civilians were murdered including men, women, and children. Lt. William Calley was charged for this and court marshaled.
  • Kent State Massacre

    Kent State Massacre
    On May 4, 1970, unarmed college students were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard for protesting the bombing of Cambodia.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate Scandal began when 5 men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate Complex. Through the trial there was a testimony that admitted Nixon's involvement in the break in and cover up. During the hearings,it is revealed that Nixon recorded all of his White House conversations since 1971.After several refusals to turn over the tapes,he is charged with 3 articles of Impeachment,but signs a letter of resignation before he's impeached.
  • War Powers Act is pushed through

    War Powers Act is pushed through
    A law enacted in 1973, limiting a president's right to send troops into battle without consulting congress.
  • US leaves the Vietnam War

    US leaves the Vietnam War
    The US is able to finally pull our forces from the Vietnam war on March 29,1973
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    Nixon resigns due the troubles from the case about the Watergate Scandal.
  • Nixon gets a full pardon by Gerald Ford

    Nixon gets a full pardon by Gerald Ford
    On September 8, 1974, Gerald Ford decides to grant Nixon a full pardon from the Watergate Scandal when he becomes president. This action causes him to lose popularity very quickly with the people.