1968 -- a turning point
DeShawn and Chey
Election of 1968
The fight was primarily between Humphrey and Nixon in the end . After president Johnson withdrew from the race many follower had jumped right in such as Robert Kennedy and McCarthy. The democratic convention led to riots. After that with Wallace, Nixon , And Humphrey began a race. Humphrey eventually separated himself from Johnson's policies by saying the bombing of North Vietnam should be ended . But with all the chaos going on the "Law- and -order" policy of Nixon's won the heart of many. At the end Nixon won with having the bigger states for electoral votes. He the had the confidence to pursue new policies to achieve victory in Vietnam.
Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
After King's death it sent many of the African American went into pandemonium. So many were out raged it took nearly 55,000 troops to restore order. Robert Kennedy gave a speech to tell them that we should work to continue in the direction he was . He made progress and he made change for the African Americans in their rights. After his death there came the Poor peoples Campaign, which by 1967 had created basic rights for the African Americans. There was a decline in black power for a while. The SCNN eventually collapsed. All in all at the end Johnson managed to get the Civil rights act of 1968 signed. The affirmation action set up job with preferences of women and minorities.
Assasination of Robert kennedy
This started a lot of changing mind sets in the American nation. To start off the South Vietnamese started to turn away from the U.S. After many attacks it left many of them homeless . They didn't necessarily turn to the Vietcong either. Some saw the Tet offensive as a defeat for communism. But even after this and the cities being taken back, the Vietcong was still more than willing to fight.
This set chaos through out the city. It was a hard decision for them to come to. McCarthy being against the war was some time seen as a weakness. While if you looked at Humphrey he was so close to Johnson's foreign policies that had previously failed that they were scared of the results he would have. It started a sorta feud between the younger generation and older generations. The younger generation was all for peace and were very sketchy of their government. The older generation had suffered the really hard times here at home in the U.S. that they had faith in the government to finally get to the right place. It was a public v.s. the government and extreme brutality. This wasn't a 'win' for the United States.