Vietnam war

  • Domino Theory coined- Eisenhower - inlight of Vietnam

    Domino Theory coined- Eisenhower - inlight of Vietnam
    The domino theory was a Cold War suggested a communist government in one nation would lead to communist takeovers in neighboring states, falling like a perfectly aligned row of dominos.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    the Geneva Agreements were signed. As part of the agreement, the French agreed to withdraw their troops from northern Vietnam
  • Assassination of Diem

    Assassination of Diem
    President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother are captured and killed by a group of soldiers
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, allowing President Johnson to take any measures he believed were necessary to retaliate
  • LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam

    LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam
    The United States first deployed troops to Vietnam in 1965 in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2 and 4,
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities and outposts in South Vietnam.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    American soldiers brutally killed most of the people—women, children and old men—in the village of My Lai
  • Kent State shooting

    Kent State shooting
    the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard
  • Nixon sends troops into Cambodia

    Nixon sends troops into Cambodia
    Nixon approved the use of American ground forces in Cambodia to fight alongside South Vietnamese troops
  • Hard Hat Riot

    Hard Hat Riot
    office workers attacked around 1,000 demonstrators affiliated with the student strike of 1970.
  • Nixon’s Christmas bombing

    Nixon’s Christmas bombing
    the attacks had little impact, beyond the additional death and destruction they caused.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    a resolution to limit the U.S. president's ability to initiate or escalate military actions.
  • Nixon’s Vietnamization policy

    Nixon’s Vietnamization policy
    a program to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnamese forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops".
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    peace treaty signed on January 27, 1973, to establish peace in Vietnam and end the Vietnam War.
  • Saigon Falls

    Saigon Falls
    The capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam