The Year of 1968



In the year 1968 there were many tragedies and turning points. In the beginning of the year the tet offensive occurred it was the largest military campaign that happened in 1968 during the Vietnam war. The Vietcong and put together a surprise attack against the Southern Vietnam forces which was the United States it was a surprise attack and was very affective. Then, a little after the midway point of the year President Lyndon B. Johnson had called together a meeting in Chicago that was called, The Democratic Convention of 1968 he originally called the meeting to tell everyonre that he was not up for reelection which was the turning point because Robert Kennedy who was also running for president, would have made it more easier for him to become president.

Robert Kennedy Assassination

Thursday, June 6th 1968 at 4:30pm

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles, CA

On the date June 6, 1968 Robert Kennedy was assassinated while going for his presidential campaign. It was a turning point because the American had a thing of Confidence into the Kennedy Family, but he was killed so all hope was lost.

Martin Luther King Assassination

Dr. King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennesse. He was a non-violence protest speaker. Things were turning around for the black cummunity until Dr. King was killed. Everyone that he touched with his words greatly respected him. When he died it was the turning point because He was almost everyone's leader and they had no one to take over riots had broken out.