The Rowdy 60's Essay

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Rowdy 60's The Chicago riots of the 60's were very unruly yet necessary. They were necessary for the simple fact that it was because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Every one knows who Dr. King is; I hope. Well if not, Dr. King was a peaceful man who wanted equality in rights for any and every human being. In the next paragraph I will be letting you know the info I learned about the Chicago riots from the Internet and my media library from my computer.The cause of the riots in Chicago in 1968 were from the assassination of Dr. King. When people got the news they were very angered. So they took the approach of filling the streets and reeking havoc. To make matters worst someone called in the Armed Federal troops, I guess to intimidate the rioters and calm things down.. That didn't really help much at first because the rioters did their thing anyway's.As you know there's always casualties to such situations as the riots of Chicago in 1968. The riots left seven people dead and hundreds of people injured, wounded .and also homeless. The worst areas damaged were on the west and south sides. Coincidentally the worst areas damaged were all the urban areas that African Americans lived in. Things were so bad that even two rival gangs congregated on the Midway to reek more havoc. That situation only assisted to the turbulent nature of the crowd.To help give this report more of a intense understanding I am going to witness it from witnesses of the atrocity. According to one observer Chuck LaPaglia a staff worker Presbyterian Church. "There was an implicit...

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