Vietnam War

  • Dien Bien Phu

    Dien Bien Phu
    This was a battle that involved massive bombing to draw out the Vietnam soldiers. The war ended shortly when Vietnam signed the Geneva Accords .
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    This was a conference between the Vietnam people Ho Chi Minh, and Ngo Dinh Diem. This conference led to the splitting of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam.
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  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    A US destroyer ship was targeted by a North Vietnamese submarine . The ship was fired on and destroyed at the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a statement signed by Congress to allow the president to have full control over the military. This was a problem because they said it ran over what the US Constitution said.
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    The Pentagon Papers were a set of papers that revealed what the president was doing without letting Congress or the American people know. The papers made Congress and the American people upset.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was an unexpected attack by the Vietnam soldiers. This event was carried out on their New Years Day.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    This was a village who had been thought to have enemy Vietnam soldiers in it. This village had been killed by American soldiers and the village was burned down after they left.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Operation rolling thunder was a plan to fly over the enemy and drop bombs in a line. This operation was used to try and stop North Vietnam from getting supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail.
  • Kent State University Massacre

    Kent State University Massacre
    This was a incident that happened on the grounds of Kent State University. The shooter killed 4 students and wounded 9 more.
  • Last US Troops to Withdraw from South Vietnam

    Last US Troops to Withdraw from South Vietnam
    This was an event that was carried out by some American soldiers going around and gathering people up to get out of South Vietnam. Some soldiers and people were left behind because not everyone was found and withdrawn.
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    This was a conflict that happened with the military without the consent of Congress. This led to Congress passing a law that made the president notify them within 48 hours.
  • The Secret War

    The Secret War
    The secret war was a war that had been secretly carried out by the president. Congress passed the law of the 48 hour rule.