1968

By Gabby

Tet Offensive

The Tet Offensive was a campaign for a series of attacks by North Vietnam against South Vietnam and it's allies. The launch of attacks started in the late hours of January 30. It was said that the N. Vietnamese attacks was the largest operation by either side. The attacks had caused the U.S. and South Vietnam, but they soon got back on track.

Democratic Convention

In Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people had protested in the streets in front of the International Amphitheater. The people had protested against the war in Vietnam. While police tried to settle down the protests, the Democratic party had a disagreement about the Vietnam War as well.

Assassination of Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy was assassinated June 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California at the Ambassador Hotel. After winning the presidential primary, Kennedy was shot several times by 22 year old Palestinian named Sirhan Sirhan.

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. While standing with others on the second floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel, King was shot in the neck and an hour later was pronounced dead.

Election of 1968

The Election of 1968 was between Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, and George Wallace. This was the first election where an incumbent vice president ran against a former vice president. Nixon won with his campaign stating he would restore law and order to the nation's cities.