The 17th parallel division between North and South Vietnam was the result of the Geneva Confernce of 1954 which ended the French war in Vietnam
JFK and Ngo Dinh Diem Meet
Following a meeting between South Vietnam's President Diem and Kennedy, the United States agrees to increase the number of American advisors in Vietnam.
President Johnson declares he will not "lose Vietnam"
While in a meeting with Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassador of America in Vietnam, in Washington Presidant Johnson declares he will not "lose Vietnem" to communism while he was in office. he didnt want to see Vietnam go the way China had.
Ngo Diem is Overthrown
In November 1963, President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam was deposed by a group of Army of the Republic of Vietnam officers who disagreed with his handling of the Buddhist crisis and, in general, his increasing oppression of national groups in the name of fighting the communist Vietcong.
JFK and Ngo Dinh Diem meet
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., stated that it was U.S. policy not to try to stop it. Lucien Conein, the Central Intelligence Agency’s liaison between the US embassy and the coup planners, told them that the US would not intervene
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
United Sates army passed an alleged second naval engagement between North Vietnamese boats and the US destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy on August 4 in the Tonkin Gulf; both naval actions are known collectively as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. The president gives navel permission to do what is needed for the attack. This gives Johnson the right to do whatever to north Vietnam.
Operation Rolling Thunder
Rolling thunder struck North Veitnam in the year of 1965. This even had more then 100 American planes. It went off in on until the year of 1968.
Massive Anti-war Demonstrations
Massive demonstrations are held throughout the US against the war. Protestors in New York City's Central Park, burn 200 draft cards.
President Nixon stuns Americans by announcing U.S. and South Vietnamese incursion into Cambodia
President Nixon stuns Americans by announcing a U.S. and South Vietnamese incursion into Cambodia in response to continuing Communist gains against Lon Nol's forces. The incursion is and is also intended to weaken overall NVA military strength as a prelude to U.S. departure from Vietnam