Vietnam War Timeline

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In History
  • France leaves Indochina

    France leaves Indochina
    France struggled to keep control of its colonies in Indochina so they decided to leave despite financial assistance from the U.S.
  • Geneva Accord Divides Vietnam at 17th Parallel

    Geneva Accord Divides Vietnam at 17th Parallel
    The French agreed to withdraw from North Vietnam, and Vietnam would be divided temporally at the 17th parallel pending elections within two years to choose a president and reunite the country.
  • U.S. sends military advisors to South Vietnam

    U.S. sends military advisors to South Vietnam
  • President Lyndon Johnson takes over

    President Lyndon Johnson takes over
  • Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin Resoulution

    Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin Resoulution
    Made President Johnson able to take any measure needed to create peace in south west Asia.
  • U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam

    U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam
  • President Richard Nixon elected

    President Richard Nixon elected
  • Nixon invades Cambodia

    Nixon invades Cambodia
    A series of military operations by the U.S. and South Vietnam as an extension of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil War.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    Policy brought about by Nixon to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War by arming and training South Vietnamese forces and assign them combat rolls which reduced the need for U.S. troops.
  • National Guard Troops Kill Student Protesters at Kent State.

    National Guard Troops Kill Student Protesters at Kent State.
    Students were protesting the bombings of Cambodia of the United States, and 4 people were shot and killed divided by the Vietnam War.
  • Paris Peace Accords

    Paris Peace Accords
    A peace treaty that ended the war and restored peace in Vietnam.
  • Last U.S. troops leave Vietnam

    Last U.S. troops leave Vietnam
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The US territory of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese and renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honor of their revolutionary leader who died a few years earlier.
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    The Tet Offensive

    North Vietnamese and Vietcong worked together to attack parts of South Vietnam.