Key issue essay In 1968 on the 9th of March US soldiers from ‘c’ company entered hamlets in Quang Ngai on a search and destroy mission. The hamlets and My Lai were known as the Vietcong territory(Vietnamese army). US soldiers lost all control and killed 300-400 civilians including; men, women and children. 70 of these civilians were mown down with automatic fire once herded into a ditch. Over a year the US army covered up their massacre and 13 soldiers were charged with war crimes against humanity.
Explaining My Lai In 1968 the civilians in South Vietnam were killed by American soldiers called Charlie Company. They killed around 350 to 500 unarmed villagers because they were ordered to by William Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company. Previous to the massacre Charlie Company had suffered many injuries and 5 deaths due to booby traps, but there were no sight of the people who had set them. Charlie Company were told that after 7:00 am the only people left in the nearby village would be NLF or NLY sympathisers, they were told to leave no one alive, burn houses and crop. When the soldiers attacked the village there was no resistance, only women, children and the elderly who were there, they got brutally murdered and even raped and
These two platoons went through a dozen camps killing hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese citizens, because this was such scandal, know one knew about it until it was released by the Pentagon on November 13, 1969. (Prados 184) On March 31, President Johnson, in a television address, announced a partial halt to the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, a call to North Vietnam to begin peace talks. On May 13, formal peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam were openly held in Paris. (Karnow 523) In August, Richard Nixon was nominated for the presidency by the Republican Party. On October 31, 1968, President Johnson announced a complete halt to the bombing of North Vietnam.
One of them remarked that the church finally was where it was supposed to be: with the people, surrounded by the wolves. Romero’s first task as archbishop was grim: he had to bury dozens whom soldiers had machine-gunned when 50,000 protesters demonstrated against rigged elections. By now Romero had turned all the way “around the corner.” Summoning priests to his residence (he had moved out of the Episcopal palace and was bunking in a hospital for indigents) he told them he required no further evidence or argumentation: he knew what the gospel required of church leaders in the face of the people’s misery. All priests were to afford sanctuary to those threatened by government
Lawyers convinced the LAPD to allow Simpson to turn himself in at 11 am on June 17, 1994:87 even though the double murder charge meant no bail and a possible death penalty verdict if convicted.  Over 1,000 reporters waited for Simpson at the police station, but he failed to appear. At 2 pm, the Los Angeles Police Department issued an all-points bulletin. At 5 pm Robert Kardashian, a Simpson friend and one of his defense lawyers, read a rambling letter by Simpson to the media. :22 In the letter Simpson sent greetings to 24 friends and wrote, "First everyone understand I had nothing to do with Nicole's murder ... Don't feel sorry for me.
At the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970 protest against the war had erupted. The 300 students that had opposed the war so intensely that they had caused riot like damage in a nearby town only to return to campus to burn down the R.O.T.C. building. The local governor had ordered 750 National Guardsmen to the campus to “Eradicate the problem” also saying that the protesters were the “worst type of people we harbor in America” (Davidson−Gienapp−Heyrman−Lytle−Stoff, 2005, p. 2). After the protestors had refused to disperse after being ordered to do so the guardsmen had fired into the crowd killing four students and wounding nine others.
There is no mistake that I was chosen to give my commerative speech today. On this exact day in the year of 1963 Malcolm X converted from a worldly individual to a full fledge Nation of Islam member. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925. A few weeks after his birth the Ku Klux Klan paid his family a visit. They planned on lynching his father Earl in front of their family.
When the third act started, a lunatic name John Wilkes Booth stormed in and shoot Abe in the left ear and the bullet was dislodged into Abe’s right ear. A man next to Lincoln pushed Booth over the balcony while getting slashed with a dagger. After the shooting, a doctor from the crowd came to check the president in a quick exam(America’s). After the examination, six soldiers carried the fallen president to a boarding house across the street. At exactly 7:22 on April 15, 1865, Lincoln died a tragic death that every Northerner grieved about.
We get a glimpse of the hatred by some of the townspeople when the Baptist priest, Reverend Fred Phelps, shows up at Matthew's funeral with his fundamentalist Christian followers. They express their message of "God hates fags," and condemn Matthew to an eternity in hell. It cannot be denied that this kind of expression creates a culture of intolerance. It is also to be noted that there was a large amount of support for Matthew. On one particular night there were around 200 people marching in downtown Laramie in support and remembrance of Matthew.
By this point the strongest opposition of the War was becoming the soldiers. From 1960 to 1973 over five hundred thousand soldiers had abandoned their duties in War in protest. There was one demonstration in particular that rattled the morality of the American government; ‘Vietnam Veterans Against the War’ was the name of the event that happened in 1967. Old crippled, dismembered and injured soldiers from the War had come on television throwing away their badges and medals of Honour, saying that they were medals of murder. Many stated after that they, one day would like to go back to Vietnam and help rebuild the country that the helped destroy.