Week 15 notes
Week 15 notes HIST 222
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1968 “Year of the Gun?” and beyond As Vietnam continued to play out, there were those who have continued to play out. Resistance has continued. Resistance was shown through immolation, burning ones self up, in Vietnam. This was being shown to US citizens over time. Soldiers were coming back and being treated poorly th January 30 ,1968: Tet offensive. Coincided with the Vietnamese New Year. 36 of 44 provincial capitals struck including Saigon. If the US was winning, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but the US wasn’t and this was a failure. Military pushed for increased involvement. It did show their technological military superiority. General Wes Moreland requested 2,404 troops for this. This was a Psychological and PR blow than a military blow. 1968 Election Lyndon B. Johnson was facing challenges from Eugene McCarthy & Robert Kennedy. On March 31 , 1968, he stopped the bombings in Vietnam, which opened the doors to a new relationship. Johnson described his run as though he were “hiking in a snowstorm”, as a reason for his with drawl from the presidential race. Assassinations JFK 1963 Malcolm X 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr.April 4, 1968 Robert KennedyJune 5, 1968 Humphrey and the Convention August 2629, 1968 Democratic Infighting Protests August 28 Nixon v. Humphrey o The election was closer to what Humphrey. They liked Wallace and didn’t want to vote for anyone who would be considered a radical. Nixon appealed that he had a secret plan. o We can’t just pay attention to the domestic front, but also a moment of dissent, young people and other social action groups who are speaking out against questions of justice Red Spring All students and workers from these places are protesting. The Vietnam War is one issue that connects them as well as corporations. Italy Berlin Paris: Students showed their discontent of the Vietnam war in the first days of May. Students fought police in the Paris streets. Most people in Paris supported the students. Czechoslovakia: Alexander Dubček brought in round reforms and the “Prague spring”, a take on the Red Spring, which was seen as a blossom of democracy. There was a push for more democratic policies. University Students in Poland resented the government there as well. Helsinki Demonstration is one popular one. Spain: There were concerns about political leaders o The governments were hindered. Poland: Students protested for the stifling of political dissent. People were being silenced for speaking out against the government. The Soviet Union feared losing control of their satellite “Sputnik” st August 21 , 1968 the 500,000 troops were sent to Warsaw packed nations were sent to these Czechoslovakia protestors back into line. Nixon International o Vietnamization o Nixon Doctrine: The US would help other countries fight wars with weapons and money, but not with soldiers. o Cambodia secret war for no reason. Domestic o Southern Strategy Nixon didn’t have a plan. It was just to gain favor in the eyes of the country. Watergate Pentagon Papers Plumbers o $400,000 bribe to keep them quiet until he was elected. Coverup o He coached his staff on what to say to the press. Impeachment o He resigned before he was impeached Ford o Pardoned Nixon and those who didn’t draft. Executive timeline 1968Nixon defeats Wallace and Humphrey 1972Nixon defeats McGovern 1974VP Agnew resigns, Gerald Ford appointed VP, Nixon resigns, Gerald Ford appointed ascends to Presidency. 1974Ford defeats Reagan for Republican nomination. 1976Jimmy Carter elected President. 1980Reagan elected President. 1984Reagan reelected President.
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