Identify and discuss a specific event in the U.S. where social upheaval occurred.
Analyze specific reasons why developed nations do not experience the same kinds of social upheaval.
Discuss substantive ways in which armed conflict can contribute to or distract a developing economy and infrastructure.
1968 was a year of social upheaval in the U.S. Consider these events and others as you respond to the discussion question this week.
The Tet Offensive was a surprise military action launched by North Vietnam in January 1968 against South Vietnam and allied U.S. forces.
The Johnson administration’s poor handling of this event and lack of honesty in addressing the American public gave momentum to the anti-war movement.
Both Martin Luther King Jr. and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy were assassinated in the spring of 1968.
Also in the spring of 1968, student activists organized campus protests, rallies, sit-ins, and marches, culminating in the largest student strike in U.S. history on April 26.
The Democratic National Convention was disrupted by anti-war demonstrations