Vietnam War

  • President Kennedy get's assasinated and Vice President Johnson takes over presidency.

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    Vietnam War

  • Bombing raids on North Vietnam, referred to as 'Operation Rolling Thunder', begin.

    The air raids continue for three years.
  • Over 200,000 United States Soldiers are sent to Vietnam

  • President Johnson does not run for re-election and Richard Nixon is elected President.

  • Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh dies.

  • President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

  • National Guardsmen open fire on protesting students at Kent State University in Ohio.

  • Pressure on President Nixon increases to end the United State's involvement in Vietnam and secret peace talks are started.

  • Paris signs a cease-fire agreement.

  • United State's troops that remain leave Vietnam and the Vietnam War ends.