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Vietnam Declares Independece
(September 2, 1945)

After Japan surrendered in WWII, Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence from France and any other country

Geneva Accord
(April 26, 1954)

A conference that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, to try to unify Vietnam, and create peace in Indochina. The countries that participated were France, US, People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.

(January 21, 1957)

Dwight Eisenhower was re-inaugurated on January 21st, 1957, because the 20th fell on a Sunday

Ho Chi Minh Trail

Trails used by North Vietnam as a route for troops and supplies to get to South Vietnam during battle

National Liberation Front organized in South Vietnam
(December 20 1960

North Vietnam announced the creation of the National Front for the Liberation of the South at a southern conference

John F. Kennedy elected president
(November 8 1961)

John F Kennedy was inaugurated, becoming the youngest person to be elected president

Johnson Inaugurated after Kennedy's assassination
(November 22 1963)

Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated on Air Force One due to John F. Kennedy's assassination

Gulf of Tonkin Incident
(August 2 and 4, 1964)

A North Vietnamese torpedo hit the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin two, and an alleged second attack occurred

Golf of Tonkin Resolution
(August 7 1964)

A resolution signed by Lyndon. B. Johnson whose purpose was to approve the president to take necessary measures to repel armed attacks against the US and to maintain peace in Southeast Asia

Lyndon B. Johnson Re-Elected
(January 20, 1965)

Lyndon B. Johnson ran against and beat Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election

Operation Rolling Thunder
(March 2 1965)

An operation where US air crafts attacked targets in North Vietnam

1st US ground troops in Vietnam
(March 8 1965)

Photo by tommy japan

Due to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson was able to send Marines to Da Nang in South Vietnam

Photo by tommy japan

Viet Cong Launches Tet Offensive
(January 31 1968)

A military campaign launched by the South Vietnamese group, which caused a number of surprise attacks throughout South Vietnam

My Lai Massacre
( March 16 1968)

A massacre that killed up to 504 South Vietnamese Civilians committed by US soldiers

Nixon Elected President
( January 20 1969)

Nixon beat Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey by less than 500,000 votes

(November 3 1969)

A policy administered by Richard Nixon to end American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Protest in DC
(November 15, 1969)

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam was a series of protests against the Vietnam War, and the largest march of 500,000 people took place in Washington DC

Nixon orders invasion of Cambodia
(April 20, 1970

President Richard Nixon ordered a series of military operations in Eastern Cambodia , which was conducted by the US and Republic of Vietnam

Four students killed during Kent State Protest
(May 4 1970)

At Kent State, four students were shot and killed by Ohio National Guards at an anti-war rally. Two people were participating in the protest while the other two were walking to class.
Nine were also wounded.

US involvement in the war ends
(January 23 1973)

President Nixon announced in a televised speech that an accord had been reach to end the war

Paris Peace Accords
( January 27, 1973)

It was an accord created to establish peace in Vietnam and end the war. It was signed by the US, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam

South Vietnam Surrenders to Communists
(April 30 1975)

Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam was captured by the Viet Cong and the People's Army of Vietnam. South Vietnam then surrender, ending the war.

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