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1968 Cause And Effect Essay

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1968! War was going on in Vietnam, people started thinking and getting told that we could win the war. What if we did win? How would the world have turned out if we could take this year out of our history? There were many things that went wrong in 1968 some include the Tet Offensive, election of 1968, and the assignations during 1968.

The Tet offensive was when the Viet Kong decided to attack on the week of Tet. Tet was similar to our new years and in the previous years neither side of the war had ever fought on that day. Suddenly Tet came and we (the United States) was being attacked. This played a huge role in society. Eventually this lead to Cronkite announcing that this war was not winnable, it also lead to LBJ announcing that he would not run again for president. Both of these were a wake up call to the United States basically letting them know that we are way further in on the war then we had expected. This also stated that we could ...view middle of the document...

All of the sudden Kennedy was shot. Many people grew angry at this, especially the Democratic party for now they have to restart all over again. They eventually decided to just go with the Vice president at the time, Hubert Humphreys. Now many people were upset with LBJ so more then likely they did not like Hubert Humphreys. Nixon, of the Republicans, saw this as his window of opportunity. Although losing in the run for governor of california in 1962, he was determined to win presidency and not let anything get in his way. Nixon promised his turmoil and to protect the first rights of every american. Not many people liked Nixon but even more did not like Humphreys. In the end Nixon won and became president. Although he got reelected he step down early because he would have gotten impeached.

Many major assassination happened during this time making the general public more and more mad. The first was the Kennedy assassination which surprised a lot of people for he was becoming the frontrunner of the war. With him being assassinated he left the democratic party a mess. This also led to americans having less hope in the United States. United States took yet another hit, with the announcement of MLK announcement people grew angry. Americans that looked up to King started to march all around the States showing people that he did not die for nothing and they could not stop what he started. With the news people began to have no hope left in the American Government. Both of these assignations led to demolishing hopes of anti-war and civil rights activists.

Although all these things affected the U. S. in a bad way, I think it was good that we went through this now so we know how to handle it again if it ever happens. I think it was almost a good thing that we did not win because it helped us grow as a nation realizing that we can't just go to war and hope that we can out power them. If we would have won then people view on the war might have changed a little bit. On the other hand, since it was public knowledge as to what was happening in the war, people did not want the U.S. fighting. Overall the Tet offensive impacted many things in our country from the time it happened to many years later.

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