1968 was a turning point. Up to this time, there had been a conservative wing an

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1968 was a turning point. Up to this time, there had been a conservative wing and liberal wing in each party. What key events of the 1960s lead to destabilization in American politics and society? How did these events and the presidential campaigns of 1968 contribute to shifting American conservatism into a Conservative identity associated with only one party? Who can be said to have triumphed in the aftermath of 1968, and what did that mean for the reshaping of America’s two major political parties?
This essay prompt requires a long-form written response, using complete sentences and appropriate grammar and punctuation. Your essay should utilize at least two of the sources found in the online Primary source reader, http://www.americanyawp.com/reader.html. Expect to write 600 to 900 words to fully answer the prompt. This will be scored on a 0-25 scale.

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