Vietnam War Timeline - Abigial Cedillo

  • Use of the Draft

    Use of the Draft
    from 1940-1973 men were drafted to the US armed forces because it could not be filled ethrough voluntary means
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    The Gulf of Tonkin aka USS Maddox was shown to the US congress as unprovoked attacks by vietnamese
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    took place from 1965-1968. It was concentrated bombing campaign on strategic targets in north vietnam
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    major (coordinates) attacks by communist forces in the vietnam.
  • Mai Lai Massacre

    Mai Lai Massacre
    American patrol enterd the village of my lai for a serch and destroy mission and killed many woman, men and children.
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    killings of four and injuring nine unarmed kent state university students
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    Created by Daniel Ellsberg helped with US Defense dapartment and made a top secret document public
  • Easter Offensive

    Easter Offensive
    In 1972 an invasion of South Vietnam was fought back by combined US- South Vietnamese forces and resulted in a new bombing campaign against the North.
  • Operation Linebacker

    Operation Linebacker
    US campaign of boming and mining North Vietnam forces in south Vietnam
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    Was an agreement on bring the war to an end and restoring peace