Welcome! The 1968 United States presidential election was a significant event, which saw Richard Nixon of the Republican Party defeating the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey. This race also included third-party candidate George Wallace, carrying five Southern states. Amidst a time of civil unrest, the Vietnam War, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the election left an indelible mark on American history. Feel free to ask any questions you have regarding this key political event.