Cuban Missile Crisis

Events

French Colonial Rule

1858

Collapse of French rule of Vietnam

1954

US Aid to South Vietnam Government Increased

1954 - 1964

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

1964

Use of Chemical Warfare by USA

1965 - 1970

Operation Rolling Thunder

1965

Vietnam Veterans Against the War formed

1967

The Tet Offensive

January 1968

Paris Peace talks between USA and North Vietnam

March 1968

My Lai Massacre

March 16, 1968

Richard Nixon Elected as President of USA

November 1968

Nixon ordered a gradual withdrawal of troops

1969

USA invasion of Cambodia

April 1970

Kent State Shooting Protest

May 4, 1970

Fulbright Hearings

1971

Vietnam Veterans March to Washington

1971

North Vietnam Invasion of South Vietnam Fails

1972

USA bombing of North Vietnam

December 1972

Paris peace talks - Ceasefire and Peace Agreement Reached

1973

Fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975