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Anti War Movement Research Paper

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Rylan Ellis

7th grade english

Mrs.King

January 20,2016 Anti War Movement

The anti-war movement started on January 1963 when the U.S. entered Vietnam. The war ended in January of 1973 when Nixon announced the end of United States involvement. Draft cards, protests, and critical songs were all happening during the vietnam war. {3}

In the article, What is a Draft Card?, it states that “A draft card is the notice sent by the United States government to tell a military draftee that he must report for duty.” If he didn't report for duty, then it would be hard to find a job and he could end up in jail. Some people burnt their draft card to show that they were against the war. Thousands of young Americans would make the choice
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There were many protest held at universities such as the Kent State University in Ohio, where four protesters died. Some protests were held in major cities like Washington D.C. where more than 250,000 protesters gathered in the largest anti-war demonstration to occur during the Vietnam War. Some protests, like the one in Washington D.C., were mostly peaceful, while others ended in violence and death. Protests were the people's way of pressuring the government to put an end to the war. Jessie Kindig, a student at Kent State University says that, “Campus unrest is one of the most-remembered aspects of the Vietnam War era. While college students were not the only ones to protest, student activism played a key role in bringing anti-war ideas to the broader public.” Some of the reasons why they would get killed, is that they would talk trash to guards and get shot. History.com staff states that, “At Kent State University, 100 National Guardsmen fire their rifles into a group of students, killing four and wounding 11.” Mostly they were killed because of protesting and rallies in front of guards.
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