Why did Vatican II get rid of the Latin Mass?

What did Vatican II do to the Mass? What was the issue with the Latin Mass? Was it fully gotten rid of or did it exist in some form? (Prior to the declaration of Pope Benedict XVI.

What source would you recommend to a 16 year old Catholic seeking to be more traditional, but in a way which is in union with Rome? Iโ€™m greatly attracted to the Latin Mass. :blush:

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