The Vietnam War By nathan bonillas-ruiz


  • The Vietnam War was a conflict between the US and the people of Vietnam.
  • It began November 1, 1955 and ended April 30, 1975.
  • The conflict would cost the the US thousands of dollars and change the government drastically.

Operation Rolling Thunder

  • Operation Rolling Thunder was a bombing run that began March 2, 1965 and failed to achieve its goal.
  • During the campaign it was clear that it little effect as Hanoi increased the supplies and troops for the rebels and the fighting on the ground only intensified.
  • Another problem was that bombings were coasting the US more money then it was Vietnam.
  • Eventually president Johnson saw how little effect the bombings had and ended the operation October 31, 1968.

Political Downfalls

  • The first problem was that the "war" wasn't even declared a war by Congress and cost more than 58,000 American lives.
  • The more money and lives wasted caused antiwar marches or "peace walks" some of the more well know marches are the march to New York and Washington.
  • The pressure from public eventually forced Congress to pass the War Resolution of 1973 which says that the president must get the consent of Congress before starting a war.

Operation Homecoming

  • The Vietnam War ended April 30, 1975
  • But before the war ended the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam was signed
  • The treaty stated that the US had to pull back all forces within 60 days and Vietnam would release all POWs.

Works Cited Page

  • Tucker, Spencer C. "Vietnam War." American History, ABC-CLIO, 2017,
  • Tucker, Spencer C. "Operation Rolling Thunder." American History, ABC-CLIO, 2017, Accessed 7 Apr. 2017.
  • Newman, Jason. "Dissent in American Wars." American History, ABC-CLIO, 2017, Accessed 10 Apr. 2017.
  • Tucker, Spencer C. "Operation Homecoming." American History, ABC-CLIO, 2017, Accessed 10 Apr. 2017.

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