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Janis Joplin Jimi Hendrix
1,565 words... for the gradual with drawl of troops from Vietnam, and in 1975, the last of the troops returned home. The Vietnam Peace Movement was only part of the student movements that went on at the time. The baby boom after World War II more than doubled the population of U. S. colleges in 1960 - 1964. This was also the first generation to grow up with the knowledge that an atomic bomb could destroy the world. The students felt power of their numbers, and they felt also that they should have more say ...
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Poor And Working Class Spread Of Communism
1,407 wordsVietnam was a small Asian country, 9000 miles away from the United States. Yet America felt that its national interest was threatened strongly enough to fight a war there. The explanation for this lies in the fear caused by the spread of communism at that time. The role of communism was extremely important in this conflict. You see, the US had to enter the war to stop the spread of communism in Asia since North Vietnam was communist. If North Vietnam was to succeed in converting Vietnam into a c...
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Tear Gas National Guard
1,332 wordsThe Vietnam War marked an era of heartbreak and tragedies. On of the most significant of these is the crisis at Kent State University in Ohio. This was a direct result to President Richard Nixon's decision to send troops into Cambodia without interacting with congress. Protests were held before the crisis at hand and rallies followed. The Mayor of the city of Kent, Leroy Stratom, called in the National Guard, who, on May 4 th, killed four students. The question that remains unanswered is why the...
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Colleges And Universities Social Norms
1,711 words... at colleges from Washington State to New Jersey. The conference, which was presented by the National Social Norms Resource Center, the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network and the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was an opportunity for prominent campus administrators and leading student health experts to discuss significant reductions in excessive drinking by college students as a result of social norms efforts. "The social norms approach states that c...
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Museum Of Art Freedom Of Speech
2,774 wordsThings are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchi? s hair stand on end. In t...
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War In Vietnam Impact On Society
1,505 wordsFor the first time in American history, a large population of people of all ages, classes, and races came together to challenge the traditional institutions, traditional values in society, and the establishment in general. Youth, women, ethnic minorities, environmentalists, migrant workers and others caused the emergence of the counter culture. This cultural movement from 1960 to 1973 was caused by many factors. This era was one that was filled with many important events that shaped the way that...
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End Of The War Kent State
822 wordsFour Dead in Ohio On Thursday, April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon told the American people that we were sending troops into Cambodia. This upset many Americans because Nixon was brought into office due to his promise to end the war. In his first year of presidency it looked like the end of the war was near, but with this announcement the end of the war was not evident. This pro-war decision by Nixon upset many people and led to riots all over the country. How could the President make the de...
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Entire Nation National Guard
931 wordsAfter a long period of fighting a defensive war in Vietnam, on April 29, 1970, President Richard Nixon launched a full-scale attack in Cambodia, which greatly accelerated America s involvement in this conflict. The reaction from the American College student population was one that led into great controversy and heated debates. When Nixon announced his decision on the following day, many people were upset, and thousands of people protested. The end result of one particular protest was bloody, and...
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Twenty Five Years York City Police
2,022 wordsKent State Riot of May 4, 1970 Twenty-five years ago this month, students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vietnam War. Some rocks were thrown, some windows were broken, and an attempt was made to burn the ROTC building. Governor James Rhodes sent in the National Guard. The units that responded were ill trained and came right from riot duty elsewhere; they hadnt had much sleep. Th...
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Washington D C Vietnam Veterans
1,789 wordsTo many, the Vietnam War symbolizes controversy, myth and question in America. There are many events that made Americans wonder what reasons we had for putting our troops and families in Vietnam. Up till that point, many other Americans had never questioned the acts of the American government and armed forces. Issues dealt with in the Vietnam War showed great impact on the American people, particularly the students. American involvement started off very low key. Two marine battalions landed in D...
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Lost Their Jobs Make A Difference
1,367 wordsThis country has Ohio OHIO This country has had many riots throughout its history. The mid-sixties till the early seventies were a popular time for these riots. Many people were experimenting with drugs and the overall environment was such a way that will never be felt again. From all these riots, one in particular at Kent State left four people dead. This event was so influential that Neil Young (At this time a part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) wrote a song called Ohio. Before someone can...
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