vietnam war timeline

  • Domino Theory coined

    Domino Theory coined
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower created this theory to justify sending military aid to Greece and Turkey. This Shows how important it is to have allies because you never know when youll need help.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    The Geneva Accords were an agreement signed by the French stating that they would withdraw their troops from North Vietnam. The Geneva Accords are remembered as a failure due to major nations not agreeing to their terms
  • Assassination of Diem

    Assassination of Diem
    Diem was assassinated on November 2, 1963 because his awful treatment of the opposition to his alienated Buddhists. His generals were the ones who assassinated him. His death caused lots of celebration to the people of South Vietnam but caused chaos politically.
  • LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam

    LBJ ordered 1st troops to Vietnam
    LBJ sent troops to Vietnam to increase U.S military presence in Indochina
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than 100 cities in South Vietnam. Lasted from January 31st to September 23.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese people by U.S troops. Lt William Calley was the general who told the soldiers to attack.
  • Nixon’s Vietnamization policy

    Nixon’s Vietnamization policy
    Was a policy to expand and train South Vietnamese to assign them combat roles reducing the U.S combat roles. Nixon started this idea on January 28th and the result was the withdrawal from Vietnam in 1973.
  • Nixon sends troops into Cambodia

    Nixon sends troops into Cambodia
    Nixon sends troops to Cambodia to protect the U.S withdrawal from South Vietnam. Nixon believed this would shorten the war.
  • Kent State shooting

    Kent State shooting
    The killing of 4 and wounding of 9 unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio national Guard. Students protesting the bombing of Cambodia, became the point that divided the nation.
  • Hard Hat Riot

    Hard Hat Riot
    A riot in NYC around 12 when 400 construction workers were attacked including, 800 office workers attacked and 1,000 demonstrators. Was a response to a flag desecration within the anti-war movement and rejection of veterans
  • Nixon’s Christmas bombing

    Nixon’s Christmas bombing
    An aerial bombing campaign against targets in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the final period of U.S involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    The agreement on ending the war in Vietnam. The U.S also agreed to withdraw all their troops to bring peace. It was officially singed January 27, 1973
  • War Powers Act

    War Powers Act
    The War Power Act was a resolution designed to limit the U.S presidents ability to escalate military actions.
  • Saigon Falls

    Saigon Falls
    Saigon falls due to lack of support from America. Saigon was caught by North Vietnamese and the city fell. The fall of Saigon symbolized the wars futility.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    This resolution was created so that Congress approves that the president take any necessary measures to defend from any attack against the U.S and to prevent any other attacks. It was the reason why America had a huge involvement in the Vietnam war.