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Vietnam 2015

Page history last edited by Mr. Hengsterman 5 years, 6 months ago

 

Vietnam Graphic

 


THE VIETNAM WAR  â€“ A Chronology

 

1950-   The United States began providing economic aid and arms to France in a colonial war in which the Vietnamese are led by Ho Chi Minh, who was a communist and a nationalistic Vietnamese Declaration of Independence

 

1954-   The French surrender at Dien bien phu and a compromise is worked out at the Geneva Conference that split Vietnam into South Vietnam and North Vietnam with elections to unify the country to be held in two years. In order to retain US influence in the region, Eisenhower had used a truce to set up a client state in the South (a violation of the Geneva Agreement)

 

 

1955 - 1960   The Outbreak of the Vietnam War The United States began sending military advisers to South Vietnam

 

1961-   The first American, Richard B. Fitzgibbon,  died in Vietnam

 

1963-   Diem, who proved to be a ruthless dictator, was overthrown and killed in a military coup that the United States approved; by the end of the year, 73 Americans had died in Vietnam

 

1964-   While campaigning for President, Lyndon Johnson said “We are not about to send American boys 10,000 miles from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Protests begin at United States colleges and universities- protesters   concentrate on teach-ins (War Opposition Vietnam )

 

The Eve of Destruction 

 

 

 

University of Michigan 1960s  

 

1967-  Domestic opposition to the war also turns to resistance- March on the Pentagon, draft card burning

 


 

Rise of the New Left and Counter Culture;  1968 The year that rocked the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African-American revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and U.S. politics of the 1960s and 1970s.

 

 

Founded in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15, 1966, the organization initially set forth a doctrine calling primarily for the protection of African-American neighborhoods from police brutality.The leaders of the organization espoused socialist and Marxist doctrines; however, the Party's early black nationalist reputation attracted a diverse membership.The Black Panther Party's objectives and philosophy expanded and evolved rapidly during the party's existence, making ideological consensus within the party difficult to achieve, and causing some prominent members to openly disagree with the views of the leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"When I say fight for independence right here, I don't mean any non violent fight or 
turn the other cheek fight.  Those days are gone, the days are over"
Malcolm X

 

 

http://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/race/022265race-ra.html 

 

Malcolm X assassinated February 1965

Rejecting integration and nonviolence, Malcolm splits off from Elijah Muhammad's Black Muslims and is killed by black opponents

 

 

Voting Rights Act of 1965 (August 6, 1965) Legislation still did not address the 15th Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote. Literacy tests unlawful if less than 50% of all voting-age citizens were registered. If so, African Americans could be enrolled whether or not they could read. b. If local registrars would not enroll African Americans, the president could send federal examiners who would. This gave teeth to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - As a result, 740,00 African Americans registered to vote in three years.

 

 

 

 

Race riots in Detroit and Newark 1967

Worst riots in U.S. history results in 43 deaths in Detroit and federal troops being called out to restore order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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