Vietnam War

  • Dien Bien Phu

    the war between french and North Vietnamese. The North Vietnamese victory ended the 8 year war under the Eisenhower administration. this was what caused the US to help Sothern Vitense against communism. The french were defeated here and got them out of there.
  • Geneva Accords

    papers about Indochina trying to end the 8 years of fighting between France and Vietnam. The accords caused Vietnam to split and provoked American involvement in Vietnam. Under the Eisenhower administration. Official withdraws France form Indochina
  • Gulf of Tonkin

    attacks by North Vietnamese on the US fleets with torpedoes and this lead to the Tookin resolution (two torpedo boats). Under the Johnson administration. This said that any use of military tactics can be used to protect the US intrests
  • Tonkin Resolution

    A response to the Gulf of Tonkin. This is what authorities military action in Vietnam. gave more power to the president as in regulating international peace and security
  • Fulbright Commission

    First official questioning of our involvement in Vietnam and helped the US under its people and other countries people, congress wonders if we should be there
  • Tet Offensive

    It weakens public support of the Vietnam war. Under johnson's administration. American opinion turns after North Vietnamese attacks tons of places in South Vietnamese. This is when the US starts questioning the retreat because it was so bad
  • My Lai Massacre

    Mass murder of Vietnamese civilians because they didn't find the actual bad guys leading them to kill all of them (this was done by the US) and among the American public it was terrible. Under the Nixon administration
  • Vietnamization

    The U.S withdraw troops from Vietnam and it also helped expand south Vietnamese forces so they could protect and control more of the Vietnamese. Nixon said that he was going to get the US out of the war by giving the troubles over to them.
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Nixon defended the invasion of Cambodia. When the U.S and South Vietnam invaded, there was a series of congressional resolutions to limit the president's war making power
  • Pentagon Papers

    They revealing embarrassing information about US actions in the war. Once made available to the American public, the Pentagon Papers confirmed many people’s suspicions about the active role of the US govrment in Vietnam. Under the Nixon administration and they had been lying to the American public for the whole time since the involvement in the war.
  • Daniel Ellsberg

    he believed the Vietnam war was unwinnable and the decision-making should involve the American public. (he approached congress but no one took action) Under the Kennedy administration and he took pictures of many secret documents
  • Christmas Bombing

    the christmas bombing was announced due to the fall of peace talks between the U.S and North Vietnam, which was where the U.S dropped over 20,000 bombs in the cities of Hanoi and Haiphong
  • Paris Peace Conference/Accords

    the peace treaty signed to end the war and restore peace in Vietnam. U.S agreed to withdraw all U.S troops and Vietnam agreed to release U.S prisoners of the war and there were a lot of payments. Under the Wilson administration. We agreed to seize fire but did not last long as the fight began on.
  • War Powers Act

    It limits the United States President’s ability to escalate military actions on things. The impact was an increase in wartime restrictions put on the president so they lost this ability to make more war decisions. Under the Nixon administration.
  • Fall of Saigon

    the capture of Saigon (South Vietnam capital) by North Vietnamese forces. It was important because it marked the end of the Vietnam war. Under the Ford administration.
  • Ford Administration

    During this time of his administration, we pulled out of war and this is the end of the complex war that lasted over ten years.