Republic to Empire Lesson The Beginning of Rome The Romans learned from surrounding and used their new knowledge to build a empire. Roman rule extended throughout much of Europe, Africa, and Asia.
January 20, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th U. President and declares " The youthful Kennedy administration is inexperienced in matters regarding Southeast Asia. Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, year-old Robert McNamara, along with civilian planners recruited from the academic community, will play a crucial role in deciding White House strategy for Vietnam over the next several years.
Under their leadership, the United States will wage a limited war to force a political settlement. May - Vice President Lyndon B. These groups establish a series of fortified camps strung out along the mountains to thwart infiltration by North Vietnamese.
Fall - The conflict widens as 26, Viet Cong launch several successful attacks on South Vietnamese troops. Diem then requests more military aid from the Kennedy administration. October - To get a first-hand look at the deteriorating military situation, top Kennedy aides, Maxwell Taylor and Walt Rostow, visit Vietnam.
Defense Secretary McNamara and the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend instead a massive show of force by sending six divisionsmen to Vietnam.
However, the President decides against sending any combat troops. October 24, - On the sixth anniversary of the Republic of South Vietnam, President Kennedy sends a letter to President Diem and pledges "the United States is determined to help Vietnam preserve its independence Kennedy justifies the expanding U.
December - Viet Cong guerrillas now control much of the countryside in South Vietnam and frequently ambush South Vietnamese troops. The cost to America of maintaining South Vietnam's saggingman army and managing the overall conflict in Vietnam rises to a million dollars per day.
This is our good fortune Military Assistance Command for Vietnam, is formed. President Diem and his brother Nhu escape unharmed.
Diem attributes his survival to "divine protection. However, over 50 of the hamlets and are soon infiltrated and easily taken over by Viet Cong who kill or intimidate village leaders.
As a result, Diem orders bombing raids against suspected Viet Cong-controlled hamlets. Civilian causalities erode popular support for Diem and result in growing peasant hostility toward America, which is largely blamed for the unpopular resettlement program as well as the bombings.
May - Viet Cong organize themselves into battalion-sized units operating in central Vietnam. Three American helicopter crew members are killed. The South Vietnamese Army is run by officers personally chosen by President Diem, not for their competence, but for their loyalty to him.
Diem has instructed his officers to avoid causalities. Their primary mission, he has told them, is to protect him from any coups in Saigon. May - Buddhists riot in South Vietnam after they are denied the right to display religious flags during their celebration of Buddha's birthday.
In Hue, South Vietnamese police and army troops shoot at Buddhist demonstrators, resulting in the deaths of one woman and eight children.
Political pressure now mounts on the Kennedy administration to disassociate itself from Diem's repressive, family-run government. June-August - Buddhist demonstrations spread. Several Buddhist monks publicly burn themselves to death as an act of protest.
The immolations are captured on film by news photographers and shock the American public as well as President Kennedy.“The government is running out of time and so is the opposition,” he told parliament.
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