Impact: With the news coverage and the fact that the US and South Vietnamise couldnt win the battle, the US citezens were supporting the war less and less.
Democratic Convention 1968
Impact: American people were upset and fed up with the goverment making dumb decisions and not agreeing with themselves.
Robert Kennedy Assassination
Impact:People saw Robert Kennedy as the person who would get them out of Vietnam and get everything back in order for the US, but all that hope was ripped away when he was killed.
Assassination Of MLK Jr.
Imapct: His assassination led to an outpouring of anger among black Americans, because many peoplebelieved that he would win the civil rights battle for them.
Election of 1968
Two years after losing to Kennedy, Nixon ran for governor of California and lost in a bitter campaign against Edmund G. Brown. Most political observers believed that Nixon’s political career was over, but by February 1968, he had sufficiently recovered his political standing in the Republican Party to announce his candidacy for president. For his running mate, he chose governor of Maryland Spiro T. Agnew. His Democratic opponent, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, was weakened by internal divisions within his own party, stemming in part from the growing dissatisfaction with the Johnson administration’s handling of the Vietnam War. Alabama governor George C. Wallace—running on a third party ticket—further complicated the election. Although Nixon and Humphrey each gained about 43 percent of the popular vote, the distribution of Nixon’s nearly 32 million votes gave him a clear majority in the electoral college.
Imapct: This solitified Nixon in the goverment after he continually lost in all his campagnes he ran in.