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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
* 773-779

  • Interpret and draw conclusions from

    statistical data sets.

  • Describe why the year 1968 has

    called the “Year of the Gun”.



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.


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


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?


LBJ’s Exit suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

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 suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 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 suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 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 suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

    • Democrat Hubert Humphrey

    • Republican Richard Nixon

    • Independent George Wallace


    Democratic national convention aug 1968
    DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION-AUG. 1968 suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.


    1968 presidential election
    1968 Presidential Election suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.


    The presidential election of 19681
    The Presidential Election of 1968 suspect on the street during the Tet Offensive in 1968.

    • Democrat Hubert Humphrey

    • Republican Richard Nixon

    • Independent George Wallace


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