Thursday, April 19, 2012

         The Kent State shootings, also known as the "May 4th Massacre," happened on May 4th, 1970 when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on "unarmed college students" protesting on the Kent State University campus in Kent, OH. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded. Students started protesting three days prior to that, on May 1, 1970 to be exact. They were mainly protesting against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia; but the problem was much more bigger than that. People of the United States were already upset about the U.S. role in the Vietnam War and the draft lottery that the government imposed in general.

14 comments:

  1. Bashir, how did the public respond to these four young students dying? What were the student strikes all about after Kent State? I wonder if there were any at Ohio State? Can you find out?

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  2. The kent state shooting was tragic event and it was unnecessary

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  3. That was very scare kill people.

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  4. That was my dad's birthday, and i didn't know anything about that. Wow

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  5. Why do these crazy people have to make a scene and shoot people because they don't feel the same way they do.It is so wrong.

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  6. This really sad, its also my first time hearing it.

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  7. This inflamed an issue that was already very controversial.

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  8. this really Depressing and its wrong to kill people, it is so sad

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  9. This sad story and very tragic and to kill innocent people who only protecting for their rights is even more heartbreaking !

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  10. I remember learning about that! It's so sad. I think it's crazy how close the college is to us!

    Harmony:)

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  11. I learned about this incident, and its something that made me sad when i heard it first because to kill students for no reason is not something that can be possible at all.

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  12. its sad story and painful, when you killed someone with no reason, its wrong idea

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  13. That was really sad. How could they ever live with their conscience after sniffing lives from innocent, harmless, unarmed students?

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  14. After the shootings, hundreds of of universities, colleges and high schools closed throughout the U.S. due to a student strike of almost four million. The days following that student strike were "the most chaotic days this nation has ever experienced." Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated to the nation's capital demanding the National Guardsmen to be arrested and brought before justice. Those protests quickly turned into riots across the nation.

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