"A society is possible because the individuals in it carry around in their heads some sort of picture of that society."  - Sociologist  Louis Wirth


   Throughout history, Americans have shared that vision. They believed in an "American creed" - individual freedom, equal protection before the law, opportunity to advance based on merit, and ability of those at the bottom of society work their way up through participation in a just political process.   In 1968, the very basis of that vision was rocked by a series of events that brought the definition of the American way of life into violent question.

 This site is designed to introduce you to the events of that year that pertain to Vietnam.  Using the links at left, navigate through the information and links to find the answers to the questions.