America in 1968

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  • America in 1968
    • Tet Offensive
      • Attack on South Vietnam
      • By Communist North led by Ho Chi Minh
      • Americans watched on TV as US embassy was taken by Communists
        • In Southern capital, Saigon
      • Creditability Gap
        • Made Johnston and the Democrats look bad
        • Showed difference between what Johnston said and what actually happened
      • Johnston said he wouldn't stand for re-election
        • young people stared the 'clean for 'gene' campaign
          • supported Eugene McCarthy's anti-war bid
    • MLK/ Black Power
      • Black Civil Rights Leader killed
        • Martin Luther King
        • Famous for his 'I have a Dream speech'
        • Assassinated April 1968 in Memphis
        • Uproar and violence broke out
          • Previously Peaceful Protestors
      • Riots showed large divided between blacks and whites
      • Showed amount of violence in America
      • Birth of Black Panthers
      • Highlighted white racism
    • Bobby Kennedy
      • Ran for Democratic President
      • believed in Black Equality
        • Effect brother's death had on him
      • Due to his beliefs he was assasinated
        • 5th June 1968
      • supported Blacks, Minorities and those in poverty
      • Kennedy gone easier for Johnston to control Democrats
        • Hope that Humphrey would be able to bet Nixon
      • Demonstrated Violence
        • Violence turned people to Nixon
    • Counter Culture
      • Hippies
        • Clothes
          • Natural material
          • Charity Shops
          • Tie Dyed
        • Men- Beards
        • Women- No Bras or makeup
        • Suffered Hallucination from drugs they took
          • Maijuana
            • Then... LSD
      • Yippies
        • Youth International Party
        • Violent
        • Extreme Drug use
        • took part in illegal protests
      • People became tried of protests
      • People disliked their violence
      • People turned to Nixon who promised peace and harder laws
    • Political Failures
      • Pride low due to war
        • Disapproved involvment
      • Democratic Convention
        • 28th August 1968 in Chicago
        • No strong candidate
          • splits over Anti-war
            • Led by Eugene McCarthy
        • Hippies, Yippies and Young People spread rumour.
          • Supposedly put LSD in Chicago water supply
      • Hippies, Yippies and Young People
        • entered candidate into election
          • Called 'Pigasus' it was a squealing, young pig
          • 'one pig is as good as another'
    • Economy
      • Serious economic crisis since great depression in 1930
      • Unemployment
        • 3.6%
      • Minimum Wage
        • $1.60
      • Vietnam war cost
        • $140 billion in direct costs
      • Inflation
        • 4.7%
      • Deficit Bill
        • $153.72 billion caused mainly by war
      • Economy not doing well
        • Nixon needed to promise reduce deficit in the hope of becoming president
    • Women's Movement
      • Civil Rights catalyst for feminist movement
      • Betty Friedan
        • wrote a book 1963
          • 'Feminine Mystique'
          • talked about how women were trapped due to gender discrimination
      • Legislative Reform
        • Title VII of 1963 Civil Rights Act
          • Ban on discrimination in employment due to gender
      • Activists formed National Organisation for Women (NOW) 1966
        • Pressure group to fight equal rights
      • large numbers of people sympathised women
        • believed equality no longer funny
      • Conservative criticised  that women liberals
        • Believed they were the reason for falling birth rates & increasing divorces and abortions

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