Decades of Chang7

Decades of Chang7 - only to be assassinated in June. At the...

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   Grisly television coverage with a critical edge dampened support for the war.  Some  Americans thought it immoral; others watched in dismay as the massive military  campaign seemed to be ineffective.  Large protests, especially among the young, and a  mounting general public dissatisfaction pressured Johnson to begin negotiating for  peace. THE ELECTION OF 1968 By 1968 the country was in turmoil over both the Vietnam War and civil disorder,  expressed in urban riots that reflected African-American anger. On March 31, 1968, the  president renounced any intention of seeking another term.  Just a week later, Martin  Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.  John Kennedy’s younger  brother, Robert, made an emotional anti-war campaign for the Democratic nomination, 
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Unformatted text preview: only to be assassinated in June. At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, protesters fought street battles with police. A divided Democratic Party nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, once the hero of the liberals but now seen as a Johnson loyalist. White opposition to the civil rights measures of the 1960s galvanized the third-party candidacy of Alabama Governor George Wallace, a Democrat who captured his home state, Mississippi, and Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia, states typically carried in that era by the Democratic nominee. Republican Richard Nixon, who ran on a plan to extricate the United States from the war and to increase "law and order" at home, scored a narrow victory....
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