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Vietnam War, Causes and Solutions

  • Geneva Confrence

    Geneva Confrence
    The Geneva Conference was a conference that took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Its purpose was to attempt to find a way to settle issues on the Korean peninsula and to unify Vietnam. There were also discussions of the possibility of restoring peace in Indochina.
  • South Vietnam Officials Killed

    South Vietnam Officials Killed
    In 1961 Viet Cong Fighters killed over 4,000 South Vietnam Officials.
  • Johnson Visits South Vietnam

    Johnson Visits South Vietnam
    Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam and offers military and economic aid to Diem. By the end of the year the U.S. military presence in Vietnam is at 3,200 soldiers.
  • First U.S. Combat Death

    First U.S. Combat Death
    Two service men die on Dec. 22 1961 marking the first U.S. combat death of the Vietnam war.
  • South Vietamese Protests

    South Vietamese Protests
    May 8 a group of Vietnamese police shot into a crowd of Buddhist monks demonstrating against President Diem's regime. The event inspired others to protest.
  • The Buddist Monk Self- Immolate

    The Buddist Monk Self- Immolate
    Jun. 11 Thich Quang Duc, a 66-year-old Buddhist monk, sets himself afire in protest of the South Vietnamese government, Then in following months as a religious belife many monks followed in self immolation
  • Tokin Resoution

    Tokin Resoution
    The Tonkin Resolution, was also called the the Southeast Asia Resolution was a resolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964, in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a US 2nd Air Division, US Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • The First U.S. Combat Unit Deployed

    The First U.S. Combat Unit Deployed
    On March 8 1965 the first U.S. combat unit was deployed into the vietnam war.
  • First Mass Demonstration Aginst Vietnam

    First Mass Demonstration Aginst Vietnam
    In October of 1965 the first mass demonstration aginst Vietnam happend in the U.S. The demonstration was a protest aginst the United States involvment in the Vietnam war.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    It was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against the forces of South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
  • Vietnam Marked As The Longest War

    Vietnam Marked As The Longest War
    In Jun 1968 The Vietnam war was marked as the longest war the United States has ever been involved in. The date was marked by the first service men killed to 1965 and the war lasted 5 more years after 1968.
  • Vietnamization

    Its the the US policy of withdrawing its troops and transferring the responsibility and direction of the war effort to the government of South Vietnam.
  • The Vietnam Draft Lottery

    The Vietnam Draft Lottery
    On December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from 1944 to 1950.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    It was an amendment to the U.S. constitution, ratified in 1971, lowering the voting age to 18.
  • The American Ground Forces Leave

    The American Ground Forces Leave
    Aug 11, 1972 The last U.S. ground troops leave Vietnam. Thousands of airmen, advisors, and support personnel remain in action tho.
  • U.S. Withdrawls Troops

    U.S. Withdrawls Troops
    In the withdrawl the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam had reached 540,000, Nixon announced a troop withdrawal. on January 27, 1973, the parties agreed to a cease-fire the following day, the withdrawal of all U.S. forces, the release of all prisoners of war, and the creation of an international force to keep the peace.
  • The End of The Vietnam War

    The End of The Vietnam War
    March 29, 1973 was the official last day for the United States involvment. The last U.S. combat soldier leaves Vietnam, but military advisors and some Marines remain. Over 3 million Americans have served in the war, nearly 60,000 are dead, some 150,000 are wounded, and at least 1,000 are missing in action.
  • The War Powers Act

    The War Powers Act
    It is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.
  • South Vietnam Surrenders

    South Vietnam Surrenders
    On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops had taken over almost all of South Vietnam. They captured South Vietnam's last President and his entire cabinet. President Minh had to issue an order to all his troops to lay down their arms and surrender. By this time there was little left to surrender.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Kent State was a national tragedy. Only the amount of the student disorder and the extent of student deaths and injuries set it apart from similar occurrences on numerous other American campuses during the past few years.