Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Timeline created by petriann
  • The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

     The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Through August 2-7,where the North Vietnamese attacked two US destroyers sitting in international water. In response the US congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    March 2-8 was when the US aerial bombing campaign of north vietnam begins. Also, the first US combat troops arrive in vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    From January, March, July, and December was when many events took place starting with the Tet Offense. Attacking approximately one hundred South Vietnamese cities and towns. Then in March the US troops killed hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the town called My Lai. Afterwards, in July when general Westmoreland, the one in charge for US troops in Vietnam was replaced. In December the US troops reaches 540000 in Vietnam.
  • Nixons withdrawal

    Nixons withdrawal
    Events took place in july when President Nixon orders the first of withdrawal of US troops form Vietnam. In September 3, the communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79. While in November 13, the American public learns of the Mai Lai massacre.
  • Nixons announcement

    Nixons announcement
    President Nixon announces that the US troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia that spreads world wide that started protests ecspeically on college campuses.
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    The New York Times was where a portion of the
    Pentagon Papers were published.
  • The Easter Offensive

    The Easter Offensive
    The north Vietnamese crossed the DMZ zone at the 17th parallel to attack South Vietnam.
  • End of Draft

    End of Draft
    The Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire and the last troops were withdrawn in March 29. The end of draft is announced, the last of American troops leave Vietnam, and President Nixon resigns.
  • North vs. South Vietnam

    North vs. South Vietnam
    The year before Ford became president in 1974 and by March 1975 the North Vietnamese launches a massive attack towards South Vietnamese. Then in April 30th, South Vietnamese surrendered to the communists.
  • Communist Country

    Communist Country
    Vietnam became a unified communist country, the socialist republic of vietnam. In 1975, the remaining US troops evacuated Vietnam and returned back home.