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Vietnam War: College Protests

Learn about student anti-Vietnam war protests from 1965-1973. Find out about the rallies and protests in Chicago and Washington, and learn about the Kent State shootings in 1970. Read the philosophy of civil disobedience. Includes original documents and photographs, invterview excerpts, and audio clips. There is a link to eThemes resource on 1960’s decade and another on the Vietnam War.


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Learn about the causes of the anti-Vietnam war movements and government reaction. Click on highlighted words in the text to read about Kent State and SDS organization. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
This student-created website includes lots of information about the peace movement of the 1960s, the counterculture of the time, and student/campus unrest during the period. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board.
Here is a photograph of an announcement of FUGS' cross country Vietnam protest caravan organized in 1967.
View the poster created by Chicago students in 1968.
This page has two images of a newspaper with photographs and articles about May 4, 1970 killings.
This page sums-up the main events of the 1970's. In the short paragraph about Kent State, select the highlighted words "Killed Four Students" to listen to an audio recording of the protest and guardsmen's shooting.
Find out what pushed American students to doubt governments politics and protest the war in Vietnam. Explore links on the left to lean about protest movements at Virginia University and view original letters, fliers, and photographs. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads and discussion boards.
Read about anti-war protests in May, 1970. Select links on the right to read newspaper articles and testimonies of witnesses. Click on the "Places" icon to read about student beatings at Pace College on May 8. Includes photographs and maps.
Find out what the term civil disobedience means. Select the "Civil Disobedience" link to read about the philosophy that refers to following conscience in opposing injustice. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Learn more about civil disobedience. Find out how different world leaders, writers, and philosophers appraised it in their lives and works. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
Read about the Berkley University Free Speech Movement and student protests at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
This is a scholarly article that poses and answers many questions related to the shootings on May 4, 1970. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
Here is a speech by Martin Luther King on the war in Vietnam and his call for action.
Read about the first national protest against the Vietnam War in Washington, 1967. Includes authentic photographs.
Read about the Chicago riot of 1968, its causes, participants, and its aftermath.
This site contains audio clips of interviews with two Vietnam veterans about their experiences, including their experiences with the anti-war movement.
This program profiles ten individuals involved in the dramatic events of October 1967, from soldiers in Vietnam to students at the University of Wisconsin. Includes video interview clips, a timeline, and a teacher's guide.
These websites are about the Vietnam War. There are websites about the soldiers, the war, events in the United States during the war, and what happened after the war. On one website you can listen to the speech President Nixon gave when the United States decided to withdraw from the war. There are links to eThemes on college protests, the 60's, the 70's, Veterans Day, and the country of Vietnam.
These sites are about the major events of the 1960s including Woodstock, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and anti-war protests. Learn about this decade's popular fashion, TV shows, and baby names. There are links to eThemes Resources on Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the Civil Rights Movement.

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