Ken Burns Classroom

A Convention in Chaos

Ken Burns Film: The Vietnam War

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: US History

Grade Level: 9-12

Video Run Time: 3:03

Violent scenes from Chicago are televised around the world. Hubert Humphrey wins the nomination on the first ballot. After the convention, Richard Nixon opens his campaign with a parade through the Chicago Loop and is cheered by thousands.