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* 773-779. Interpret and draw conclusions from statistical data sets. Describe why the year 1968 has called the “ Year of the Gun ”. Quiz. Statistical Data Analysis. Families with higher incomes suffered lower casualty rates.

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* 773-779

  • Interpret and draw conclusions from

    statistical data sets.

  • Describe why the year 1968 has

    called the “Year of the Gun”.


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Quiz


Statistical data analysis

Statistical Data Analysis

  • Families with higher incomes suffered lower casualty rates.

  • The higher the average educational level of soldiers, the

  • lower the casualty rate.

  • The higher the percentage of white collar jobs in a com-

  • munity, the lower the casualty rate among soldiers.

  • The poor had fewer job opportunities and educational

  • alternatives which resulted in them joining or being drafted

  • into the military.

  • Blacks suffered greater casualty rates than the general

  • population during the Vietnam War, possibly due to racial

  • discrimination by commanders.


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The Year of the Gun: 1968

  • The Tet Offensive

    • 1/30/68 Vietcong attacked

    • cities in South Vietnam.

    • Shocked U.S. since we had

    • just defeated them at

    • KheSanh in 1967.

    • Television news reported

    • vivid images of atrocities

    • of the war which further

    • eroded support for war.

      • Secretary of Defense

      • Clark Clifford advised LBJ

      • that Vietnam was now

      • “unwinnable”, denied

      • Westmoreland’s request

      • for 200k additional troops.

Saigon, South Vietnam


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Saigon Police Chief  Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.The picture was taken by a Vietnamese freelance photographer for the Associated Press. What impact would this image have on public opinion?


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LBJ’s Exit

Robert Kennedy decided to

run after this weak showing.

Eugene McCarthy

won 42% vote in

New Hampshire

Primary.

3/31/68 LBJ

announces

he’s ordered

all bombing of

North Vietnam

stopped…AND

he would not

run again for

president!

Vice-President

Humphrey runs


The year of the gun 1968

The Year of the Gun: 1968

  • Poland – University students protested strict censorship and limits on open political discussion imposed by the Soviets .

  • Czechoslovakia – Leader Alexander Dubcek announced democratic reforms would be allowed = Soviets crush his government in the “Prague Spring” 8/1968.

  • France – Students in Paris protest the Vietnam war which led to protests against the university system in France, almost led to the overthrow of the gov’t.

  • New York – Black students and SDS protest Columbia University’s plan to build on park land in Harlem

    = protesters storm university, hold it for 5 days in the

    “Battle of Morningside Heights”.


The year of the gun 19681

The Year of the Gun: 1968

  • Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • James Earl Ray shoots Dr. King 4/4/68 from motel balcony in Memphis, TN.

    • Triggers riots in black ghettos on West Side of Chicago.

  • Assassination of Robert Kennedy.

    • SirhanSirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CA after the winning of state primary.

    • This insured Hubert Humphrey’s nomination.


  • The presidential election of 1968

    The Presidential Election of 1968

    • Democrat Hubert Humphrey

    • Republican Richard Nixon

    • Independent George Wallace


    Democratic national convention aug 1968

    DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION-AUG. 1968


    1968 presidential election

    1968 Presidential Election


    The presidential election of 19681

    The Presidential Election of 1968

    • Democrat Hubert Humphrey

    • Republican Richard Nixon

    • Independent George Wallace


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