• Defeat at Dien Bien Phu

    Defeat at Dien Bien Phu
    The French are defeated at the battle of Dien Bien Phu
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    The Geneva Accords allow the French to withdraw from Vietnam and gives a temporary border between North and South Vietnam along the 17th parallel
  • Republic of Vietnam

    Republic of Vietnam
    South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of Vietnam and elects Ngo Dihn Diem as the president
  • Viet Cong

    Viet Cong
    The National Liberation Fron, aslo known as the Viet Cong is established in South Vietnam
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    North Vietnamese forces attack two U.S. destroyers sitting in international waters
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Congress passes the Gulf of Tokin Resolution, which granted president Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam
  • First U.S. troops in Vietnam

    First U.S. troops in Vietnam
    The first combat troops arrive in Vietnam
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    North Vietnamese troops join with the Viet Cong to Launch the Tet Offensive. They attack hundreds of South Vietnamese towns and cities
  • Withdrawl of U.S. troops

    Withdrawl of U.S. troops
    President Nixon orders the first U.S. troops to be withdrawed from the War
  • Easter Offensive

    Easter Offensive
    North Vietnamese troops cross the DMZ and attack South Vietnam
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    The Paris Peace Accords are signed providing a cease fire in Vietnam
  • Last Withdrawl of U.S. Troops

    Last Withdrawl of U.S. Troops
    The last of the U.S. troops are withdrawn from Vietnam
  • South Vietnam surrenders

    South Vietnam surrenders
    The Communists Capture Saigon and the South Vietnamese forces surrender to the North Vietnam