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During the year 1968 there were many new ideas and events that have effected the history of the US and even the world in big ways For instance the Tet Offensive RFK Robert Kennedy is assassinated and the Democratic National Convention riots I feel that 1968 was the most turbulent year politically of the twentieth century On June third a woman shot Andy Warhol the famous painter by a woman named of Valerie Solanis who was a struggling actress and writer of the SCUM manifesto in Warhols New York City loft On June forth and fifth Robert Kennedy was addressing a large crowd of supporters at the Ambassador Hotel in San Francisco during his California Primary As he left the stage a twenty-four year old Jordanian by the name of Sirhan Sirhan shot him Chronicle Of The 20th Century p984 The motive was apparently anger at several pro-Israeli speeches that Kennedy had made during his campaign The next morning forty-two year Robert Kennedy died Robert Kennedys funeral was held at St Patricks Cathedral in New York Senator Edward Kennedy the youngest brother of John and Robert delivered the eulogy In August The Republicans nominate Richard Nixon to be their presidential candidate at their Party convention in Miami Beach The next day Nixan appointed Spiro Agnew of Maryland as hi running mate Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Ronald Reagan of California challenged Nixan in his campaign On August twenty-sixth Mayor Richard Daley opened the Democratic National Convention in Chicago While the convention moves haltingly toward Hubert Humphrey for president the citys police attempt to enforce an eleven oclock curfew On that Monday night demonstrations are widespread but generally peaceful The next two days however bring increasing tension and violence to the situation Two days later On Wednesdaythe Chicago police took action against crowds of demonstrators without provocation Chronicle Of The 20th Century p987 The police beat some marchers unconscious
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