Vietnam War Timline

Due Thursday! For Mr. Svaldi

Domestic

Events that happened with in the U.S.

Kennedy is assassinated

November 22, 1963

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

03/07/1964 - 03/08/1964

Passed by congress which caused what would be known as the Vietnam War

Richard Nixon elected president

01/20/1969 - 08/9/1974

Voting age lowered to 18

07/01/1971

Nixon visits China to open diplomatic relations

02/21/1972 - 02/28/1972

The last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam

03/29/1973

President Carter Pardons Draft Dodgers

01/21/1977 - 01/22/1977

More than 10,000 people are pardoned

Pre War

Before War Started

Vietnam Declares independence

09/02/1945 - 09/03/1945

Ho Chi Minh Declares Vietnam Independent from France and Japan

Geneva Accords

04/26/1954 - 07/21/1954

Peace between France and Vietnam

Mai Lai Massacre Occurs

03/16/1968

Bombings of Laos and Cambodia

April 1, 1970

During War

First US soldier dies in Vietnam

06/08/1956

TET Offensive

01/30/1968

North Vietnam launches a massive attack on all major cities under democratic control

U.S. Troops Reaches Strength Peak

04/30/1969

Reach 543,400

North Vietnam take over Saigon

04/30/1975

Post-War

US troops withdraw completely from Vietnam

July 8, 1969

Paris Peace Accords

01/27/1973