Vietnam War Timeline

  • Tonkin Gulf Incident

  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

  • 400,000 Protesters march from Central Park to the UN building in NYC

  • U.S. Troops peak to 543,000

  • first year draft lottery had been reactivated since 1942

    Approximately 850,000 men were affected
  • Kent State Shooting

  • Over 150 college were closed due to student strikes

  • Nixon annouces first withdraw of troops

  • Military drafting was abolished

  • Paris Peace Accords

    An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet Nam
  • War Powers Resolution became law