U.S History

Period 6 Edgar & Nyra

Tet Offensive

Early morning of January 30, 1968, Vietcong forces attacked 13 cities in Central South Vietnam, families began there observance of the lunar new year. 24 hours later, PAVN and Vietcong forces struck a number of other targets throughout south Vietnam, including cities, towns, government buildings and US Military bases throughout South Vietnam. More than a hundreds of attacks.

Located on the perfume river, so miles South of the "Demilitarized Zone" between North and South Vietnam. The battles of Hue would range for more than three weeks after PAVN and Vietcong forces burst into the city on January 31st, easily overwhelming the government forces there and taking control of the city's ancient citadel.

Democratic Convention

On the streets of Chicago, 10,000 protesters from across the country gather together to demand an end to the war. They stood in the streets yelling "peace now". The Chicago mayor sent out police and national guard to maintain order. The situation soon turned into violence, when a huge group of demonstrators attempted to march on the convention hall. Police used violent back to the protesters. When the protesters broke into the Convention hall, many people including innocent bystanders got injured.

Assassination of Robert Kennedy

June 5, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times by Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan after giving a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. He died just 26 hours after the three shots. The assassination of Robert Kennedy led to secret service protection for all future major presidential candidates.

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

In early April 1968, shock waves reverberated around the world with the news that U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of powerful words and non-violent tactics such as sit-ins, boycotts and protest marches to fight segregation and achieve significant civil and voting rights advances for African Americans.His assassination led to an outpouring of anger among black Americans.

Election on 1968

The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial United States presidential election included Richard Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, and George C. Wallace. The assassination of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, widespread demonstrations against the Vietnam War across American university and college campuses, and violent confrontations between police and anti-war protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. On November 5, 1968, the Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon won the election over the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphrey