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What’s Going On by

Marvin Gaye

Mother, mother. There's too many of you cryingBrother, brother, brother. There's far too many of you dyingYou know we've got to find a way. To bring some lovin' here today - YaFather, father. We don't need to escalateYou see, war is not the answer. For only love can conquer hateYou know we've got to find a way. To bring some lovin' here todayPicket lines and picket signs, Don't punish me with brutalityTalk to me, so you can see. Oh, what's going onWhat's going onFather, father, everybody thinks we're wrongOh, but who are they to judge usSimply because our hair is longOh, you know we've got to find a wayTo bring some understanding here todayPicket lines and picket signs. Don't punish me with brutalityTalk to me, So you can seeWhat's going on




Tet offensive 1968
TET Offensive 1968

  • General William Westmoreland assures the American people we are “making progress” in Vietnam.


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TET Offensive 1968

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TET Offensive 1968

  • This photo of a South Vietnamese police captain executing a suspected VC prisoner caused outrage in the United States.


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TET Offensive 1968

  • Snipers fire upon U.S. troops as they battle for the ancient city of Hue and defend Saigon.

  • What was a military victory ends as a political defeat.


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TET Offensive 1968

  • February 27, 1968 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite announces that it appeared the war could only end in stalemate.


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TET Offensive 1968

  • Eugene McCarthy emerges as an anti-war candidate to challenge Lyndon Johnson.

  • Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara resigns.

  • Johnson would drop out of the race.

  • Police and protestors clash at the DNC in Chicago.

For What It’s Worth


For What It’s Worth

By Buffalo Springfield

There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clearThere's a man with a gun over there. Telling me I got to bewareI think it's time we stop, children, what's that soundEverybody look what's going down.

There's battle lines being drawn. Nobody's right if everybody's wrongYoung people speaking their minds. Getting so much resistance from behindI think it's time we stop, hey, what's that soundEverybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat. A thousand people in the streetSinging songs and carrying signs, Mostly say, hooray for our sideIt's time we stop, hey, what's that soundEverybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life it will creepIt starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you awayWe better stop, hey, what's that soundEverybody look what's going down


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TET Offensive 1968

  • Richard Nixon wins the election by promising “Peace with Honor.”

  • Vietnamization

  • He calls for the Silent Majority to come out and support their government.


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TET Offensive 1968

  • Nixon orders the secret bombing of the Ho Chi Minh trail in Cambodia.

  • When news leaks out, protests break out on college campuses across America.

What’s Goin on?


Ballad of the Green Berets

By Sgt. Barry Sadler

Fighting soldiers from the skyFearless men who jump and dieMen who mean just what they sayThe brave men of the Green BeretSilver wings upon their chestThese are men, America's bestOne hundred men we'll test todayBut only three win the Green BeretTrained to live, off nature's landTrained in combat, hand to handMen who fight by night and dayCourage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chestThese are men, America's bestOne hundred men we'll test todayBut only three win the Green BeretBack at home a young wife waitsHer Green Beret has met his fateHe has died for those oppressedLeaving her this last requestPut silver wings on my son's chestMake him one of America's bestHe'll be a man they'll test one dayHave him win the Green Beret


Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die

By Country Joe and the Fish

Well, come on generals, let's move fast;Your big chance has come at last.Now you can go out and get those reds'Cause the only good commie is the one that's deadAnd you know that peace can only be wonWhen we've blown 'em all to kingdom come. Come on mothers throughout the land,Pack your boys off to Vietnam.Come on fathers, and don't hesitateTo send your sons off before it's too late.And you can be the first ones in your blockTo have your boy come home in a box.

Well, come on all of you, big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again.He's got himself in a terrible jamWay down yonder in VietnamSo put down your books and pick up a gun,We're gonna have a whole lotta fun. Chorus:

And it's one, two, three,What are we fighting for ?Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,Next stop is Vietnam;And it's five, six, seven,Open up the pearly gates,Well there ain't no time to wonder why,Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Come on Wall Street, don't be slow,Why man, this is war au-go-goThere's plenty good money to be madeBy supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,They drop it on the Viet Cong.


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