Vietnam War

  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    This Conference created a set of documents known as the Geneva Accords. The agreements of the documents had to temporarily split Vietnam into two pieces. Northern part would be controlled by Viet Mihn and the south would be controlled by the pro-Western Regime
  • Ngo Dinh Diem Executed

    Ngo Dinh Diem Executed
    Vietnamese generals were unhappy with Diem, they seized power and killed him.
  • Kennedy's assasination

    Kennedy's assasination
    3 weeks after Diem's death, President Kennedy was shot down in Texas. President Johnson had to step up into Vietnams growing problems.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Authorized the president to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent any further agression"
  • Teach-Ins

    Faculty members and students abandoned their classes and joined togeather in a teach-in. They discussed the issues surrounding the war.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    President Johnson expanded the American involvment by bombing Norht Vietnam, it was an attempt to confuse and to undermine the capacity of the goverment in North Vietnam. In the end Operation Rolling Thunder failed.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Vietcong and North Vietmamese launched a suprise attack, they attacked all of the American Airbases and most major cities in South Vietnam, The Tet Offensive was a complete failure for the communist, however the public opinions in America no longer favored the president.
  • Vietnamization

    Nixon announced that he withdrew 25,000 soldiers from South Viatnam. Nixon did not want to be seen as the weak one, so he increased the number of air strikes in North Vietnam.
  • My Lai

    My Lai
    People found out about the horrible massacre, commanded by Luitenant William Calley.
  • Draft

    Many young protesters considered the draft unfair. Some escaped to a diffrent county, others faced the consequences and got sent to prison.
  • KSU

    The Cambodian invasion set off many protests. At Kent State Universety Ohio National Guard fired at the demonstrators, killing four students and wounding several others
  • JSC

    Ten days later, after the Kent State incident, some polic e officers from Mississippi killed two African American studens during a demonstration at Jackson State College.
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    Proved that the government was not being honest wtih the people.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Voting rights will not be denied to anybody who is 18 years or older.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    Congress passed the War Powers Act as a way to re-establish some limits on executive power.