Vietnam war smore answers
by: Andrew Bullard, Aaron Witrock
containment- trying to contain the spread of communism
DMZ- area where no military conflict
Domino Theory- where event cause a series of other events to occur
Draft- when the government forces people to join the military
vietcong- northern Vietnamese that wanted communism
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William Westmoreland- controversial general of Vietnam war
Ho Chi Minh- chairman of the communist party of Vietnam.
Most Important Events
2.August 2 and 4, 1964 - North Vietnamese attack two U.S. destroyers sitting in international waters (the Gulf of Tonkin Incident).
3.March 2, 1965 - A sustained U.S. aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam begins (Operation Rolling Thunder).
4.March 8, 1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
5.January 30, 1968 - The North Vietnamese join forces with the Viet Cong to launch the Tet offensive, attacking approximately one hundred South Vietnamese cities and towns.
6.July 1968 - General William Westmoreland, who had been in charge of the U.S. troops in Vietnam, is replaced by General Creighton Abrams.
7.July 1969 - President Nixon orders the first of many U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
8.September 3, 1969 - Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79.
9.April 30, 1970 - President Nixon announces that U.S. troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia. This news sparks nationwide protests, especially on college campuses.
10.June 13, 1971 - Portions of the Pentagon Papers are published in The New York Times.
11.March 1972 - The North Vietnamese cross the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at the 17th parallel to attack South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive.
12.January 27, 1973 - The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire.
13.March 29, 1973 - The last U.S. troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
14.March 1975 - North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.
15.July 2, 1976 - Vietnam is unified as a communist country, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
gulf of Tonkin
Vietnam attacks two US vessels bring us into the war.
US troops arrive in Vietnam
Paris Peace Accords
document signing that created a cease fire in Vietnam.