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Shock Year: 1968

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November 1
Film Rating System
(POPULAR CULTURE)

The motion picture industry establishes the first film rating system, using the ratings of G for General Audiences, M for Mature Audiences, R for Restricted, and X for audiences of 17 years and older.


Nixon Elected November 5
Nixon Elected
(POLITICS)

Richard Nixon is elected president of the United States. He receives 43.4 percent of the popular vote to 42.7 percent for Democrat Hubert Humphrey, with independent candidate George Wallace making a surprisingly strong showing with 13.5 percent.

November 13
The "Brezhnev Doctrine"
(COLD WAR)

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev defends his nation's invasion of Czechoslovakia, announcing that the Soviet Union has both the right and the responsibility to "protect" socialist countries from Western, anti-Communist "subversion."

November 14
Draft Protests
(PROTESTS)

Students celebrate "National Turn in Your Draft Card Day" with protest rallies on campuses across the United States.

November 26
Paris Peace Talks
(VIETNAM)

The government of South Vietnam agrees to join in the Paris peace talks after months of delay.

Cream Farewell
(POPULAR CULTURE)

The rock super-group Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, play their farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.


Kissinger Selected November 27
Kissinger Selected
(POLITICS)

President-elect Richard Nixon selects Harvard professor Henry Kissinger to serve as his national security advisor.

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