History 10-7

History 10-7 - Tues- Oct 7 * * *Need to buy an unmarked...

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Tues- Oct 7 ***Need to buy an unmarked Bluebook! 8.5x11*** When- If it’s something like Cuban Missile Crisis, put month…come as close as you can. Learn the year of others. He does not test from ambush. He doesn’t ask id’s that he hasn’t spent a great deal of time on. People that try to guess the questions will get every one if they’ve listened to the discussions and read the books. -- 60s, extraordinary increase in violence Between 1960-68, Felonies committed against persons doubled. Society began to worry about their own safety. Along with this, there were racial riots. New Jersey and Detroit, in the same summer, were the worst. 1968- assassination of MLK and Robert Kennedy; in aftermath of MLK, there were more than 700 fires burning at one point in D.C. There hadn’t been that much damage since British attempted to burn it down during the war of 1812 . People began to love violence as entertainment. On television, Hitchcock; in movies, Bonnie and Clyde. -- Today: International context: Vietnam By 1968, the War was the longest in American history. It was already one of the bloodiest and soon to become bloodier. Every evening, the news broadcast pictures from the war, made possible by the newly small cameras that news people could take up to the front. There were pictures at dinnertime of young men, and sometimes young women, dying. There were photographs of napalm-scarred children, the defoliation of the countryside. These weren’t being carried out by conservatives, but liberal democrats,such as… Secretary of state Dean Rusk* was one of the few men in history who served 8 years of secretary of state. A Rhodes Scholar. Those who came on with Kennedy and stayed with Johnson, like McGeorge Bundy* and Walter Rostow*. Increasingly, young people soured on the war, government, American society because they were afraid of going to war, although they had a point. General Hershey* was the overseer of the draft boards. He suggested that people who protested gainst the war ought to be drafted so they can find out what the war was really like. (So much for first amendment freedoms). LBJ denounced anyone who criticized the war as a ‘nervous Nelly’.
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Hershey shouldn’t have been surprised when people took this the wrong way. Some students adopted a radical position. SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)- members adopted a resolution : ‘to get rid of the gun, it is necessary to take up the gun’. Underground (unauthorized and sometimes illegal) newspapers began doing bad things, such as instructing how to make a Molotov cocktail. Molotov invented a homemade bomb with a glass bottle and putting gasoline in it, along with other things, putting a cloth and lighting it. In 1967, large march on Pentagon.
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