Although the 1960s are usually considered the decade of greatest achievement for Black civil rights, the 1940s and the 1950s were periods of equally important gains. Assess

Julie Crithary
Mr. Sumerau
3/27/12

During the 1960s our nation was going through many important and crucial events. From the Vietnam War to national politics, and even civil rights, our country was changing a lot. In particular, the year 1968 was when our country went through a major turning point, especially when you take in consideration the major events that involved the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement such as the "Tet Offensive", violent protests, and the Civil Rights Act being passed. The year 1968 was, to a great extent, a turning point for the United states both negatively and positively.

The Vietnam War is still a very controversial subject to this day. Whether or ...

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be the "Tet Offensive". On January 30[th], 1968, the "Tet Offensive" took place, which employed coordinated attacks on South Vietnam's major cities by North Vietnamese and National Liberation troops. As a result, it failed to achieve its military objectives, but eroded U.S. support for the war almost entirely.

By February 24[th], the Tet Offensive was halted, and South Vietnam recaptured the city of Hue. In the year 1968, the War had escalated to its peak; this caused President Johnson to not seek another term in office. He did not want to be the president known for losing the war, and the public already disliked him, he feared further lack of popularity. On March 7, the first battle in Saigon occurred, a major turning point for the U.S.

The name "Baby Killers" was popular for Vietnam War vets. Unfortunately for them, the My Lai Massacre coined this phrase. On March 16[th], U.S. troops went to the village of My Lai and wreaked havoc. They were sent in being told that ...

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battle took place on the home front, the battle for Civil Rights. On June 19, 1964, the United States Senate -- after a lengthy filibuster and vote of cloture -- passed the landmark Civil Rights Act (see below). Three days later, it was reported that three civil rights workers, conducting a voter registration drive in
 Nashoba county Mississippi, were missing. The workers were Andrew Goodman and Michael Shwerner of New York and James Chaney, a young local black man helping the two in the registration drive. President Lyndon Johnson, as transcripts of his telephone conversations reveal, followed and actively oversaw the investigation. Johnson was also in constant contact with FBI ...

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