BC: The End.
FC: The Vietnam War.
1: Buddhist Protest The Buddhist protest was about the Buddhist monks who protested the war and the rule and treatment by Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam. The Buddhist monks protested with the use of self-mutilation, suicide, and setting themselves on fire. | www.pbs.org/weta/reportingamericaatwar/reporters/browne/protests.html nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/south-vietnamese-buddhists-initiate-fall-dictator-diem-1963
2: Diem's Assassination Dinh Diem was Assassinated by the Vietnam military when JFK said he wasn't needed anymore, and should be taken out of office. The U.S. wanted him out of power because of the uproar in Vietnam while he was in power such as riots etc. It changed Vietnam. | www.clemson.edu/caah/history/FacultyPages/EdMoise/viet6.html www.historynet.com/the-assassination-of-ngo-dinh-diem.htm
3: Tokin Gulf Incident This was when American leaders tried to put military pressure on Ho Chi Minh. When the Maddox and the North Vietnam vessel fired at each other. which all turned out to be a hokes ( North Vietnamese naval forces did not attack Maddox and Turner Joy that night in the summer of 1964.) Operation 34A. The action of America made it controversial. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution. | www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq120-1.htm www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/249172/Gulf-of-Tonkin-Resolution
4: "Operation Rolling Thunder," 1965 Yes it work they damaged North Vietnam severely with the people harvest and economy being attacked. It effected the U.S. economically because of air crafts being shot down and millions of dollars going into this operation. | www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/VNrollingthunder.htm www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/rolling_thunder.htm
5: March 8, 1965 The landing of U.S. Marines at Da Nang. It provided the Vietnamese a sense of hope, well they gave them a hearty welcome. They could not land undetected. They had to work harder. | http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-marines-land-at-da-nang
6: Tet Offensive Was a time when both North and South Vietnam called truce but in 1968 it was a trick and North Vietnam tried to attack and win the government also have civilians support them. The North Vietnamese won technically because of public relations. It caused the U.S. to slowly subside because of the lack of troops. | http://www.clemson.edu/caah/history/FacultyPages/EdMoise/viet8.html www.ushistory.org/us/55c.asp
7: My Lai Massacre (and Phoenix Program) Charlie Company,11th Brigade, Americal Division entered the village of My Lai. That's when their superior officer told them this was the day they've been waiting for and told them to search and destroy everyone in the village and let no one escape alive; they also burned their houses murdered innocent children, the elderly, women, and men and completely destroyed the village. It was an isolated incident. Seymore Herse was a journalist who published a story detailing his conversations with a Vietnam veteran, named Ron Ridenhour. This incident had a devastating effect on how Americans viewed the soldiers and drastically decreased the support of the war. | www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/trenches/my_lai.html www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol51no
8: Operation 34A OPLAN 34Alpha better known as operation 34A. This operation contained highly classified top secret information to sabotage the DRV or North Vietnam. This operation came to mind during the Gulf of Tonkin. This was an operation of the Naval Forces for the United states of America. The Oplan 34A attacks played a major role in events that led to what became known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. This attack consisted of boats and guns. | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_34A http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-plan-34a-commences
9: Anti-war movement This movement started1964 and it was a protest by college students, minorities, and later on mostly all America protesting the purpose of the war, and the millions of young men dying everyday just for the sake of war. It was a big thing because the war was pointless because to most people this war had nothing to do with America. Some methods used in the protest were burning draft tickets and just like the Buddhist monks setting themselves on fire. | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposition_to_the_U.S._involvement_in_the_Vietnam_War www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war-protests