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Unformatted text preview: In 1968 • The USS Pueblo was a Navy Intelligence ship captured by the North ◦ Koreans in January The Tet Offensive of February was an assault of the Viet Kong against South ◦ Korea and the U.S. on the Vietnamese New Year Turning point for public opinion ‣ The Kerner Commission ◦ Two-term governor of Illinois ‣ Appointed by LBJ to investigate the urban riots ‣ Released report in February ‣ The New Hampshire primary in March of 1968 ◦ Eugene McCarthy challenged Lyndon B. Johnson on an anti-war ‣ sentiment The My Lai Massacre was the wiping out of an entire Vietnamese village in ◦ March of 1968 LBJ gave a speech March 31, 1968 ◦ Announced that he would stop the air war in Vietnam ‣ Worked on generating peace terms ‣ Announced that he would not seek a nomination for presidency ‣ On April 4, 1968 MLK was assassinated in Memphis ◦ Sparks various race riots across the nation ‣ Was in Memphis supporting a garbage workers strike ‣ LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968...
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