ANTI WAR MOVEMENT

Candice Tucker

1970

National Guard kills four protesters at Kent State University

1965

First draft riots occur on college campuses

ANTI WAR

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS is an anti war organization.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

North Vietnam torpedo boats attack two US destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.

WHAT THE US DID

President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the retaliatory bombing of military targets in North Vietnam. And by the time U.S. planes began regular bombings of North Vietnam in February 1965, some critics had begun to question the government’s assertion that it was fighting a democratic war

WHY I CHOSE THIS TOPIC

I chose this topic because it was the one i knew the less about. I know about the civil rights and Martin Luther king where they want to be treated equal. I also wanted to learn more about people not wanting war or any violence. They people tried to get the U.S to stop the violence but it didn't work we already started a war with North Vietnam. We as America lost the war so we shouldn't have went to war. I also wanted to learn more about Kent state. Kent state kinda relates to today in some terms we still have shootings we just had one the other day killing 14 people and injuring 21. I'm glad i chose this topic because it helped me understand more about the Vietnam war and anti war movement.