The 1960s was the decade of protests. Social unrest throughout the Untied States caused citizens to protest screaming for justice. The political and social unrest of the Civil Rights movement established the decade of the 1960s. Starting with Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963, to the televised police assaults on blacks in Birmingham, Alabama, the decade turn into a tribute to the social, political and economic scenes of violent and deep-rooted racial hate. The number of African American registered voters grew from seven percent to sixty-seven percent of those eligible in the five years after civil rights organizers first arrived due to the massive Mississippi voter registration drive "Freedom Summer” in 1964.
On March of 1965, marked the height of the civil rights movement. On March 7, 1965, "Bloody Sunday," around six hundred civil rights activists marched east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. Protesters had only reached about six blocks to the Edmund Pettus Bridge when the state and local lawmen attacked them with large clubs and tear gas. This sent them back into Selma. Two days later on March 9, Martin Luther King Jr. headed a symbolic march to the bridge. Afterwards, civil rights front-runners sought protection from the court for a third, full-scale march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery. Federal District Co...
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...oor McGovern only just won the electoral votes of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. No candidate before had achieved to come close to the equivalent of or exceed Nixon 's total percentage or margin of the popular vote in this election.
Republican President Richard Nixon won the 1972 re-election a large margin that had never been seen before in the history of the United States. The amount of popular votes Nixon received over his rival, McGovern is shocking. Nixon was able to accomplish this feat by some circumstances that put all the cards in his deck. The Vietnam War was widely protested in the 1960s, ending it caused Nixon to gain popularity. The war, itself, also disrupted the New Deal and in the long run brought it to a close. Nixon was won his re-election due to social unrest in the 1960s, the Vietnam War coming to a close, and the end to New Deal.
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