Vietnam War

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Cold War- The fight against communism spreading between US and Russia.


Containment- To keep communism where it is.


DMZ- A border that separates military action between two countries.


Domino Theory- A theory that states if one country is taken over than the nearby areas will also be taken over.


Draft- Men that are selected to enter the war.



Pathways to War, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The Gulf of Tankin resolution was in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Vietnam War Time Line

Truman Doctrine in March 12, 1947


French Defeated at Dien Bien Phu 1954


Geneva Convention Begins 1954


J. F. K. sends 400 American combat troops to South Vietnam as advisors. 1961


Cuban Missle Crisis 1962


1964 the us congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution


Feb 14 1965 Pres Johnson Authorizes operation rolling Thunder


April 7 1965 The U.S. offers North Vietnam economic aid in exchange for peace


January 6 1966 the US launch operation crimp


January 1967 Two North Vietnamese divisions, operating out of the DMZ that separates North and South Vietnam, launch heavy bombardments of American bases south of the DMZ.

1968 January 30 The Viet Conga Deployed the TET Offensive campaign.


Nov 1 1968 After three-and-a-half years, Operation Rolling Thunder comes to an end


Mi lai massecre 1968 March 16


January 1969 President Richard M. Nixon takes office as the new President of the United States. With regard to Vietnam, he promises to achieve "Peace With Honor." His aim is to negotiate a settlement that will allow the half million U.S. troops in Vietnam to be withdrawn, while still allowing South Vietnam to survive.


April 29 1970 South Vietnamese troops attack into Cambodia

In Their Own Words... Veterans on Vietnam

Howard Bernstein- He was a pilot during WW1, and flew bombing missions from Attu to the Kuril Islands situated northwest of Japan. He was a very hard worker and began to eat carrots and milk for a month in order to get great eyesight. He honors the casualties and victories set fourth throughout the war.

Protest Music

Back in Vietnam Lenny Kravitz


Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones


Blowin in the wind Bob Dylan


Masters Of War Bob Dylan


People Get to be Free The Rascals


Revolution the Beatles


Give Peace a Chance John Lennon


Get Together The Young Bloods


It Better End Soon Chicago


Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire

Heros or Villains at My Lai?

Hugh Thompson- Hugh was an american hero. While flying a helicopter for a vietnamese reconnaissance mission he began to see bodies of civilians. He came to a realization that there was a massacre going on and began to save lives of many vietnamese citizens found in an irrigation ditch.


William Calley- Was one of the American helicopter controllers that helped rape and kill several hundred defenseless vietnamese citizens. The younger killed was one year old and the oldest was 81. Only a A Villain could do such a thing.