The year 1968 was often regarded as one of the most influential years in modern history, as political problems and social agitation in America reached boiling point.
Throughout the 1960s there was a lot of hope, cultural change and political movements attempting to change the world. 1968 saw the explosion of the tension that had been brewing among the different social movements.
Students across the country were protesting for better education, seizing buildings and walking out of their classes. There were numerous protests against the Vietnam War, and extreme rioting after the death of the Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
1968 was definitely a turning point year, with many demonstrations taking place among different social movements and two assassinations that would greatly impact the future of politics and civil rights.