The Turing Point of 1968

Tet Offensive

A series o major attacks by communist forces and Vietnamese war. In 1968, Vietnamese communists soldiers seized and briefly held major cities at the time of the lunar new year.


Impact- It made Lyndon Johnson not want to run for the next presidential election.

Democratic Convention

The democratic national convection is a series of presidential nominating convention held every year for four years since 1832 by the United States democratic party.


Impact-This divided the democratic party.

Assassination of Robert Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy was a United States senator and brother of JFK . The assassination of RFK took place after midnight on June 5 1968 in Los Angleos, California during campaign season for United States president election.


Impact- A increase in violence

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an american clergyman and civil rights leader who was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee on a Thursday, April 4 1968 at the young age of 39.


Impact-Made more people want to stop segregation but also made a lot of black people act out in violent ways and many had a hatred toward whites.

Election of 1968

This election was the 46th quadrennial presidential election held on Tuesday Nov.5 1968. The republican nominee was former vice president Richard Nixon won the election over the democratic nominee vice president Herbert Humphrey.


Impact-Made war higher