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    way the general public thinks and consequently behaves. The media coverage of shooting at Kent State University in 1970 is a prime example of the power that media has over the general public. The media coverage led to an immediate backlash from individuals all over the country, including those who supported the protesters as well as those who supported the National Guard. The news articles written by John Kifner, Jon Corelis, and William Furlong contain different portrayals of the Kent State Shooting due to the difference in their descriptions of the protestors and the guardsmen. I will provide background for the Kent State Shooting…

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    Kent State Shootings From 1955-1975 America fought a war that separated generations, and turned America 's youth against their own government, the Vietnam war. Due to this twenty year war many young males were drafted into the army, and America the land of the free became the land of deceit. As a result, throughout the nation there had been mass protests, and antiwar movements. On the tragic day of May 4th, 1970 demonstrators at Kent State University were ambushed by the Ohio National Guard,…

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    The Kent state shooting may 1970 students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by the U.S military forces, when the Guardsman shot and killed four students on may 4th. The Kent state shooting became the focal Point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam war. By 1970, thousands of people in the U.S were actively protesting the Vietnam war. These protests usually were peaceful and included such things as burning draft cards, fleeing to Canada or some other country to escape the draft…

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    The Kent State Massacre John Filo, photography major from Kent State, won the prestige Pulitzer Prize for his photo taken on the campus of Kent State University. Sadly the image captured fourteen Mary Vecchio screaming over the dead body of Jeffery Miller after he had been shot. Among Miller were three others who died after the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a chaotic protesting group of students on Kent State University. The shooting that occurred on May 4, 1970 will forever be known as…

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    not present on May 4th, 1970. The tragedy at Kent State University has been captured on camera and has inspired songs, movies, and plays even decades later. Historical background will be provided to understand the horrendous incident of May 4th 1970 and the role popular culture plays in its history. The background surrounding the Kent State Shootings needs to be explained and uncovered in a variety of ways. The reader must be able to understand the zeitgeist of the 1970s, the culture of Kent…

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    Were the shootings at Kent State justifiable? The shootings that happened at Kent State were not expected to happen, but they did. The protest got way out of hand when the protesters set the ROTC building on fire. “On April 30, 1970, President Richard M. Nixon appeared on national television to announce the invasion of Cambodia by the United States and the need to draft 150,000 more soldiers for an expansion of Vietnam War effort. This provoked massive protests on campuses throughout the…

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    The National Guard was responsible for the Kent State shootings. On May 4, 1970, the National Guard made an enormous mistake. Every year on May 4th, some witnesses recall the horrifying events that happened at Kent State University so many years ago. They recall the tragic deaths that occurred on that day. What started out as an innocent riot turned into four cases of a bloody manslaughter. The National Guard was ordered to go to Kent State to stop the riots, but to their dismay, their…

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    Kent State Incident Were the shootings at Kent State justifiable? The shootings that happened at Kent State weren't expected to happen, but they did. The protest got way out of hand when the protesters set the ROTC building on fire. “ Nixon and his top foreign affairs advisor, Henry Kissinger, tired several tactics to extricate the U.S. from the war without just turning over South Vietnamese government into taking more responsibility for the war. To force the issue, the U.S began withdrawing…

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    There is a great likeness between the Boston massacre and the Kent State university shootings.Both display an iconic contribution to our American History. One was based on morality and the other was based on monetary benefits, can you decipher between the two? In 1770 The Boston Massacre shooting occurred between the American colony and the British colony. Now, in 1970 the shootings of Kent State University happened which was not the same act nor scenario as that of the Boston Massacre, yet it…

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    The Kent State Massacre John Filo, a photography major from Kent State, won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his photo taken on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. Sorrowfully, the image captured fourteen-year-old Mary Vecchio screaming over the deceased body of Jeffery Miller after he had been shot. Among Miller were three others who died after the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a chaotic, protesting group of students at Kent State University. The shooting that occurred on May…

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