Since the 50s

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There were many important events in the year 1968. Robert Kennedy is assassinated in June, Vietnam escalated with the Tet-offensive, and Hippies were roaming the country protesting the war and fighting for civil rights. The country was in upheaval over the Vietnam War, since public opinion had turned against it. The nation was dealing with a racial divide between the white citizens and the black citizens. And the violence peaked in 1968m, as citizens were dissatisfied with the governments’ foreign policy regarding Vietnam. The most important event of 1968 was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rocio HinojosaContemporary American HistoryDr. Brad Duren5/15/2008Since the 50sThere were many important events in the year 1968. Robert Kennedy is assassinated in June, Vietnam escalated with the Tet-offensive, and Hippies were roaming the country protesting the war and fighting for civil rights. The country was in upheaval over the Vietnam War, since public opinion had turned against it. The nation was dealing with a racial divide between the white citizens and the black citizens. And the violence peaked in 1968m, as citizens were dissatisfied with the governments foreign policy regarding Vietnam. The most important event of 1968 was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very influential individual within the black American civil rights movement. He motivated and rallied the black community into action against the unjust treatment of African-Americans. King laid careful plans for a campaign of non violent resistance to secure passage of laws1. He led the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted from 1955 to 1956. Under the system of segregation used on the buses, white people were given the privilege of sitting in the front or where ever they liked on the bus. The black passengers were allowed to sit in the back of the bus. Rosa Parks was arrested and charged with violating racial segregation when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. This incident triggered the Montgomery bus boycott. The next morning

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