Kent State University

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What happened at Kent State University? This is a question that many Americans were asking following the crisis on the Kent campus. In the days preceding May 4, 1970, protests, disruption, and violence erupted on the university grounds. These acts were the students’ reaction to President Nixon’s invasion of Cambodia.

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Kent State UniversityWhat happened at Kent State University? This is a question that many Americans were asking followingthe crisis on the Kent campus. In the days preceding May 4, 1970, protests, disruption, and violenceerupted on the university grounds. These acts were the students reaction to President Nixons invasionof Cambodia. The events surround the deaths of four students in Kent, Ohio are disorderly and violent.In the governments investigation after the shootings, the officials made several recommendations tostudents of the future. As the massacre is looked back upon, there are several key events that set thetragic day into motion. On April 30, 1970, when Nixon gave a speech announcing his invasion ofCambodia, anti-war factions rose up across the United States. In the speech he stated that, If, when thechips are downthe worlds most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful,helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and institutionsaround the world. I would rather be a one term president and do what I believe is right than to be a twoterm president at the cost of seeing America

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