Tet Offensive of 1968-Knowing the US Would Never Win

Posted in 1960's, Cold War with tags on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

The Tet Offensive was a military campaign during the Vietnam War that was launched on January 30, 1968 by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnam against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks that were launched against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam, during a period when no attacks were supposed to take place.

The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior agreement to “cease fire” during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Both North and South Vietnam announced on national radio broadcasts that there would be a two-day cease-fire during the holiday. Nonetheless, the Communists launched an attack that began during the early morning hours of 30 January 1968, the first day of Tet.

Hippies of the 1960’s

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

A brief documentary about the hippies of the 1960’s.

Seeing Vietnam on Television

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

Part of the trouble for LBJ was that Americans were seeing the horrors of the Vietnam War on their televisions every night.

“Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?”

Posted in 1960's, Culture on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

This song is a driving force of the factors that kept Lyndon Johnson from running for re-election in 1968.

JFK First Inaugural Speech

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

JFK Assassination in Slow Motion

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

A tragic day in American history when an American President is assassinated in front of our very own eyes.

John F. Kennedy’s “I am a Berliner” Speech

Posted in 1960's, Speeches on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

JFK shows why our system is better than the Communist way in this memorable speech in West Berlin, Germany in 1963.

1964 Election “Daisy Ad”

Posted in 1960's, Cold War on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

Lyndon B. Johnson helped lock up the 1964 Presidential Election over Barry Goldwater with the running of this iconic ad painting Goldwater as a war monger.

1960 Election Debate JFK and Nixon

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 11, 2017 by mrkufs

This debate sees television play a role in a campaign for the first time.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech”

Posted in Civil Rights, Speeches on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

This amazing moment in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963 was Dr. King at his best. The last 3 minutes are not to be missed.

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KN 1954

Posted in 1950's, Civil Rights with tags on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

The Warren Court decision said that “separate but equal” of Plessy v Ferguson was INHERENTLY NOT EQUAL. This landmark decision meant that integration replaced segregation across the land.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 6 Minute Biography

Posted in African-Americans, Civil Rights on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

APUSH Homework Over Spring Break

Posted in 1970's, Test Things on April 6, 2017 by mrkufs

Due date for ALL is on Monday, April 24th.

  1. Complete all of the boxes on the Period 8 Outline.
  2. Complete the DBQ on Progressivism on AMSCO page 724-727.  This should include an introduction with a clear thesis statement that addresses the prompts and the use of AT LEAST six of the seven documents.
  3. Read, annotate, and complete the notes for ALL of AMSCO Chapter 29.
  4. Begin the long-term essay guess sheet that is DUE on May 4th.

 

Nixon’s “Checkers” Speech

Posted in 1950's on March 28, 2017 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon saves his VP candidacy with this 1952 Speech.

Post WWII Video

Posted in Cold War, Uncategorized on March 27, 2017 by mrkufs

6 Minute video of post-1945 America

Essay Due Monday, March 27

Posted in Great Depression, Uncategorized on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs

How “revolutionary” was the New Deal? Evaluate the significant changes that it brought and determine how different the nation became because of it.

Make sure to have a 4-8 sentence introduction paragraph AND a clear thesis statement.  Also supporting body paragraphs and a brief conclusion.

 

Japanese Surrender for WWII

Posted in World War II on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs

FDR’s Pearl Harbor Speech

Posted in Speeches, World War II on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs

Brief footage of December 7, 1941 followed by FDR’s speech to Congress the following day. “A date which will live in infamy” for certain.

US Prepares for World War II

Posted in World War II on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs

Brief Documentary of FDR and the US preparing for WWII

“Saving Private Ryan” Omaha Beach Scene

Posted in World War II on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs