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“a tumultuous year”
“a year of upheaval”
“a watershed year”
“the year of the gun”
“the year everything changed”
1968 was a year filled with change, tragedy, and history-making developments. Although much occurred around the globe, it was a particularly pivotal year for the United States. The following slides will focus on ten events that changed America in 1968.
The intro slides mention 20 events, but the meat of the PowerPoint highlights these ten events that changed the course of U.S. History...(in chronological order)
1 Battle of Khe Sanh (January 21st)
2 Tet Offensive begins (January 30th)
3 Execution photograph (February 1st)
4 My Lai Massacre occurs (March 16th)
5 LBJ won’t seek reelection (March 31st)
6 Martin Luther King Jr. Slain (April 4th)
7 The Civil Rights Act of 1968 (April 11th)
8 Robert Kennedy assassinated (June 5th)
9 Nixon is elected president (November 5th)
10 Apollo 8 orbits the moon (December 24th)