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Dates Vietnam zear

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This is a brief summary of important dates and events related to the Vietnam War. This not comprehensive, for certain.

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Dates Vietnam zear

  1. 1. Vietnam War  Some Dates you should know.
  2. 2. 1954  The French lost a major battle to Communist leader Ho Chi Minh in 1954 @ Dien Bien Phu
  3. 3. 1963  1963: JFK supports the removal of South Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem. They are murdered (Nov. 2)  Kennedy was assassinated just weeks later (Nov. 22)
  4. 4. 1964  Tonkin Gulf Incident 1964 led to the …Tonkin Gulf Resolution  “The Blank Check” * giving permission to President Johnson to wage war to stop Communist North Vietnam from taking over South Vietnam
  5. 5. 1965  First U.S. Combat troops to Vietnam
  6. 6. 1968  TET Offensive – Surprise attacks by Viet Cong Communists in South Vietnam – Military failure for Communists BUT a HUGE psychological VICTORY for them because the American people thought the war was UNWINNABLE – Public Opinion goes against the war
  7. 7. 1970  Kent State University  4 Students shot by Army National Guard on campus in Ohio.  They were protesting the War.
  8. 8. 1973  War Powers Act, 1973 ‫٭‬  President must notify Congress within 48 hours of deploying military force  President must withdraw forces unless he gains Congressional approval within 90 days
  9. 9. 1973  Ceasefire Declared  Last US Troops Leave South Vietnam

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