dqw3hist - Discussion questions American history, week 4...

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Discussion questions American history, week 4 Summer of Hate Explore the following question: One commentator has called 1968 the Summer of Hate . During this year, the Tet offensive began in January, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis in April, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in June, and protestors and police clashed on television at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Along with your text, read various sites and consider how these events are related to each other. What were the protestors in Chicago unhappy about? How did these events affect the election of 1968? Remember to cite all sources. Include data from your textbook to support your argument. Always discuss the topics’ significance related to the events in the textbook. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. - Even before 1968, a counterculture movement had been sparked by the impatience of students and other young people with the slow pace of liberal reform, as well as the escalation of the war in Vietnam (Davidson, DeLay, Heyrman, Lytle & Stoff, 2008, p. 876 & 892). Then, in 1968, after the assassination of Robert Kennedy, it looked like the Democrats were going to
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