Vietnam War

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  • Truman Supports French government in Vietnam

    Truman Supports French government in Vietnam
    This time frame was the start of the Cold War and the birth of the Dominoe Theory. Truman provided financial support in the amount of about 45 million dollars. Genuine support of the Vietnam war began in the Eisenhower administration when arms, advisers and Air America was given to the French and to the South Vietnamese Government.
    I think that President Truman betrayed the United States because after giving financial support to Vietnam American was then owned by thier government.
  • North Vietnamese prevail at Dien Bien Phu

    North Vietnamese prevail at Dien Bien Phu
    The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries. The battle occurred between March and May 1954 and culminated in a comprehensive French defeat that influenced negotiations over the future of Indochina at Geneva.
  • Geneva Conference splits Vietnam at the 17th parallel

    Geneva Conference splits Vietnam at the 17th parallel
    The Partition of Vietnam was the establishment of the 17th parallel as the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone in 1954, splitting Vietnam into halves after the First Indochina War.
  • Deposed South Vietnamese President Diem is assassinated

    Deposed South Vietnamese President Diem is assassinated
    The arrest and assassination of Ngô Đình Diệm, the president of South Vietnam, marked the culmination of a successful CIA-backed coup d'état led by General Dương Văn Minh in November 1963.
  • William Westmoreland put in control of U.S. military forces

    William Westmoreland put in control of U.S. military forces
    General William Westmoreland gained fame as the most senior US military leader in the initial phases of the Vietnam War. Westmoreland became ‘Man of the Year’ in ‘Time’ magazine for his leadership in Vietnam though the overall input of what Westmoreland did in the war is still open to discussion.
  • Gulf of Tonkin incident

    Gulf of Tonkin incident
    In the Gulf of Tonkin incident, North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, in a pair of assaults on August 2 and 4 of 1964. It was the basis for the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which committed major American forces to the war in Vietnam. The resolution passed the House of Representatives unanimously, and passed in the Senate with only two dissenting votes.
  • My Lai massacre breaks

    My Lai massacre breaks
    The incident, which became known as the My Lai Massacre, took place in March 1968. Between 200 and 500 South Vietnamese civilians were murdered by U.S. soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade of the Americal Division. During a sweep of the cluster of hamlets known as My Lai 4, the U.S. soldiers--particularly those from Calley's first platoon--indiscriminately shot people as they ran from their huts, and then systematically rounded up the survivors, allegedly
  • Kent State tragedy

    Kent State tragedy
    The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre[2][3][4]—occurred at Kent State University in the U.S. city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
  • South Vietnamese President Thieu resigns

    South Vietnamese President Thieu resigns
    The President of South Vietnam was forced to resign because he accused the United States of betrayal.
  • North and South Vietnam unified under communist rule

     North and South Vietnam unified under communist rule
    Both North and South Vietnam was united under the communist rule.