President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
The National Guard shoots protesters at Kent State University in Ohio.
The United States gives 15 million dollars worth of military aid to France. This aid was meant to help the French fight in Vietnam.
The amount of American troops in Vietnam reaches to be 540,000 troops.
In South Vietnam, the National Liberation Front for Vietnam, otherwise known as, Vietcong, is formed.
The Vice President at the time, Lyndon Johnson, tours Saigon.
Operation Chopper is the United States' first attack against Vietcong.
As a result of an attack in Laos led by the North Vietnamese, Americans reinforce their air power.
The South Vietnamese attack two small northern islands. The American destroyer Maddox electronically stimulates a air attack from a distance of 123 miles to keep the Northerners away.
Two American destroyers are fired upon by the North Vietnamese in international waters.
The captain of the U.S Destroyer Maddox falsely reported an attack on his ship. Although he did admit he was wrong, President Lyndon Johnson ordered American jets to bomb two naval bases and a major oil facility to retaliate the North Vietnamese.
When Vietcong mortars reach Bien Hoa Air Base, four Americans die, and 76 are injured. Five B-57 bombers are destroyed and, in addition, 15 are damaged.
The United States starts to bomb North Vietnam by air.
President Lyndon Johnson sends the first American troops into Vietnam. He sent over 200,000 troops.
American troops brutally murder about 200 to 500 unarmed civilians in the village of Mai Lai
President Nixon orders the first of the U.S troops to go back to America.
Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79 of a heart attack.
President Nixon announces that United States troops will attack enemy bases in Cambodia.
The North Vietnamese crosses the DMZ (demilitarized zone) to attack South Vietnam.
The last of the American troops leaves Vietnam.