Vietnam declares its independence from French
Japan gives control of Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh after WW2
(Sep 2, 1945)
An international meeting is held.
Splits up Vietnam into two temporary countries.
Communist North with Ho Chi Minh and democratic South with Diem
J.F.K wins presidency for U.S
Diem of South did not hold elections.
National front was founded by the South Vietnamese. Group opposed President Diem.
(Nov 8, 1956)
After J.F.K assassination, new president Lyndon B. Johnson have to figure what to do with Vietnam, how much U.S should have Vietnam and questions about war
Gulf of Tonkin Agreement is passed that allows Johnson to take actions to defend U.S
Johnson beats his opponent by 61%
(Nov 3, 1964)
(Aug 5, 1964)
(Nov 22, 1963)
North and the Vietcong launch an attacking during New Years to show they are strong
Nixon is elected, plans to retreat from Vietnam. Putting a stop to both Participation and involvement
First U.S ground troops enter Vietnam, 100,000 Americans
(Mar 8, 1965)
(Jan 30, 1968)
Vietnamization, a process which U.S gradually turns the military fighting over South Vietnam
Nixon order invasion of Cambodia, allows bombs to destruct North Vietnam and Vietcong supplies route
Parties involved in the war discuss agreements in Paris. U.S troops and prisoner were taken out. Neutral zone set up between North and South
U.S involvement in war ends
(Jan 27, 1973)
(Apr 30, 1970)
War power act is made that approve to send U.S troops anywhere in the world for combat
(Nov 7, 1973)
(Apr 30, 1975)
South Vietnamese are demolished in the last battle against North and Vietcong