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Why was 1968 a year of turmoil in US history?

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Apr 5, 2018


The Democratic National Convention was sabotaged by eight activists who ended up prosecuted.


In 1968 two major individual people were assassinated: Martin Luther King in April and in Memphis and Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles in June.

Nixon was elected president a LBJ's Vice Preseident was too unpopular because of the war in Vietnam to be elected. The Democratic Convention in Chicago was wrecked by eight activists,among whom Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayen and Jerry Rubin.

The Tet Offensive had been a turning point in the war and the demonstrators radicalized.

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