Vietnam Timleine

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  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles were one of the latest rock band, that wrote some songs about the war. John Lennon's response to the Veitnam War was put into the song called "revolution". Another song that was influenced by the war was "hey jude" was wrtien by again John Lennon. the song was written by John becusae he felt like he was being pulled into so many different directions by so many different people.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy had sent Lydon Johnson to meet with the South Veitnam's president Ngo Dihn Diem. Johnson assured Diem more aid in molding a fighting force that could resist the communism. Then Kennedy annouced a change of policy from support to partnership with Diem in defeat on communism in South Vietnam. Thats when we entered to Vietnam War.
  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange
    During the Vietnam war, between 1962 and 1971, the Untied States military sprayed nearly 20,000,000 Us gallons of chemical herbicides and defoliants in Vietnam. The goal was to defoliate rural/forested land, depriving guerrillas of food and cover and clearing in senstive areas such as around base perimeters. ASBout 150,000 childern were born with birth defects and 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange.
  • Famous American Vietnam Vets

    Famous American Vietnam Vets
    Of 1 million Americans that served in the Vietnam War, many were or went to be famous in things such as: politics, journalism, entertainment, and sports. A Navy pilot John McCain spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam War before becoming a longtime senitor from Arizona. Oliver Stone who served infantrey division for 15 months, drew on his experiance in films like 'Platoon". These are just 2 of alot more amount of famous American Vets
  • Woman In The Vietnam War

    Woman In The Vietnam War
    The women who went into the Vietnam war weiether in civilian or military, they were all volunteers. they served as nurses, they were unarmed and most where unharmed but just like everyone war that women sign up there are always some that risk thier lives to save the brave soilders of Vietnam. Now the women that stayed home (civilians) they worked in factories, they did anything that the men would do jsut tp keep food, a nd other supples to their brothers,nephews,husbands.
  • William Westmoreland

    William Westmoreland
    Westmoreland was convinced that the Vietnamese communists could be destroyed by fighting a war of attrition that, theoretically, would render the Vietnam People's Army unable to fight. His war strategy was marked by heavy use of artillery and airpower and repeated attempts to engage the communists in large-unit battles, and thereby exploit the anti-communists' vastly superior firepower and technology. Was a great stragest when it came to warfare.
  • Golf Of Tonkin Resolution

    Was a joint resolution which the United States Congress passed on August7,1964, in repsonse to a sea battle between the North Vietnamesse Navy's torpedo Squadorn 135 and the Destoryer uss Maddox. Between the United States of America and the North Veitnam, this battle was a sea battle. The President of the USA, Lydon B. Johnson authorized witihout any formal " declartion of war" by Congress of this attack. He told the navy to use " any convictional force to assist any member of Southeast Asia."
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained US 2nd Air Division (later Seventh Air Force), US Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 2 March 1965 until 2 November 1968, during the Vietnam War.
  • Vietnamization

    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. This referred to U.S. combat troops specifically in the ground combat role, but did not reject combat by U.S. air forces, as well as the support to South Vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was at first a an attack that was lead on by the North Vietnam to destroy the peace between them and the South Veitnam.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. This was to all take place during the Tet festivities. of courese the Veitcong broke the deal during the early morning of January 30,1968.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the Americal Division. Most of the victims were women, children, infants, and elderly people. Some of the bodies were later found to be mutilated and many women allegedly raped prior to the killings. While 26 US soldiers were initially charged with criminal offenses.
  • Weapons Of The Vietnam War

    Weapons Of The Vietnam War
    Most of the weapons that all soilders had on the were of course knvies and bayonets.If you were on the foot soilder then you used some pistols and revolvers, but you only used them if you Infantry rifle was either out of bullets or got locked up because of the heat, one thing you always wanted to do was keep your rifle clean at all times, they would clean it atleast 2-4 times a day. Of course you had your submachine guns and grenade launchers. You also had the guys in pans who would drop bombs.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon
    When Richard M. Nixon took office, about 300 american soldiers were dying each week in Vietnam. During this time there was alot of violent protesters. In March 1969, Nixon later approved a secret bombing campaign of North Vietnamese positions, what was believed to be the headquarters of the VietCong in Combodia. In July 1969, Nixon visited South Vietnam, where he met with his US military commanders and president Nguyen Van Thieu.
  • The Moon Landing

    The Moon Landing
    A moon landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of theMoon. this includes both manned and unmanned (robotic) missions. The first human- made object to reach the surface of the Moon was teh Soviet Union's Luna 2 misson on 13 september 1959. The Untied States's Apollo 11 was teh first manned mission to land on the Moon on 20 July 1969.
  • Gerald Ford

    Gerald Ford
    After Nixon's death Gerald Ford came to presidency. One of gerald fords greatest challenges was dealing with the continued Vietnam War. American offensive operations against North Vietnam had ended with Paris Peace Accords, signed in January 27, 1973. This Accord let them get American prisoners from the Vietnam war. As North Vietnamese people advanced more and more, President Ford took action and requested aid for south viatnam. Ford promised the fund the money but congress voted against it.