March 26, 1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington

Introduction

A group called Women Strike for Peace demonstrate in Washington, D.C., in the first large antiwar demonstration since President Richard Nixon’s inauguration in January. The antiwar movement had initially given Nixon a chance to make good on his campaign promises to end the war in Vietnam. However, it became increasingly clear that Nixon had no quick solution. As the fighting dragged on, antiwar sentiment against the president and his handling of the war mounted steadily during his term in office.

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March 26, 1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    March 26, 1969 : Antiwar demonstration in Washington

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstration-in-washington

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks