As the vocal minority began to increases the volume and intensity of their opposition, The streets of Chicago erupted in the Fall of 1968.  To them the election represented a referendum on the war and other major social issues.  To Mayor Daley of Chicago, the protestors were a threat that needed to dealt with quickly and severely. 

Use the link below to answer the questions:

http://www.chicagohistory.net/history/politics/1968.htm

1. Why was the '68 convention so important?
2. How did the City of Chicago prepare for the anticipated protestors?
3. How did the Democrats inside the convention react to what they heard (and in some cases saw) going on outside?
4. How could this event have influenced the eventual Republican (Nixon) victory in November, 1968?