The Shots That Won’t Be Forgotten As the 61 shots which were fired by the National Guards, 13 of the 61 bullets struck 13 protesting students, leaving nine of them wounded, and the remaining four students dead. Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year old runaway, saw the body of Jeffery Miller, a student of Kent State University, fell to her knees holding him and cried out in agony, even though she never knew him (“Four Students Killed At Kent State by National Guard, May 4, 1970.”) On May 4th 1970, students from Kent State University gathered together to protest against President Nixon’s decision of deploying American troops to Cambodia in order to complete an invasion. As the students began their protest, they began to turn from peaceful protesting into an unfriendly demonstration which caused the National Guard to step in. The students began to rile up, they began to threaten the guards by throwing rocks, and yelling obscene remarks to them. The National Guard felt they had no choice, but to fire their weapons, causing the four students to be killed (“Kent State Shootings- Timeline.”) Although the shooting was a tragic event, the whole event could’ve been avoided if the students would have left the Guards alone, and if the National Guard didn’t feel the need to shoot the students out of self-defense.
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.
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Moore first shows children outside weeping and crying outside of Columbine school then cuts to Charlton Heston holding a NRA rally to seem as though Carlton Heston had every intention on holding this rally straight after the Columbine massacre. Moore uses selective footage from Heston’s speech to give it a completely different meaning and starts the speech off with "I have only five words for you: 'from my cold, dead, hands...” Mike has led us to believe that Charlton Heston was saying this about the columbine massacre and frames him as a heartless and pro-gun violence supporter with no sympathy for the massacre prior to his rally in Columbine. He depicted that these were Charlton’s intentions all
5 Summary Pg. 6 Bibliography Pg.7 EARLY HISTORY We all have seen the letters FBI, the powerful sound of these three letters. The Federal Bureau of Investigations also known as the FBI. Founded by Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte in 1908 in response to then President Theodore Roosevelt’s need to deal with “land thieves”(1) They gathered a group of investigators within the Department of Justice, during World War I. Originally named The Bureau of Investigation on March 16, 1909 by Attorney General George Wickersham.
The men under the command of Candelario Lopez burned and looted the city and the forces under Pablo Lopez, Beltran and Castro attacked the American forces. The men under Cervantes penetrated unopposed into the heart of the city killing anyone who stood on their way. After kicking the door open to the commercial Hotel they searched it desperately looking for Ravel who was out of the town at the time. L. Burkhead the postal administrator left the hotel with his wife and kids through a back door just before the hotel collapsed in flames. Arthur Ravel who was 16 years old at the time, witnesses this carnage only because the two men assigned to accompany him to his dad’s store were shot by the town folk.
In a Strike, the Union Members refused to come to work. As a group they would make signs, and march around the front of the Business to get the public and owners attention. The workers do this in hopes that it would change the owners mind to come to an agreement with the Union Members. Now once the Homestead Strike started to become violent, the company decided to bring in Armed Guards to protect the mill, and the new workers that were replacing the workers on strike. Not too much longer after the strike started, a gun battle began, which ended in people killed or injured including guards and workers.
Editorial Speech In the world these days, many schools and other places are having an issue about gunfire with mental kids. Due to this, many people have died and got injured, causing fear and tragedy for many families. Some people even move to other countries to avoid living under fear constantly just because of gun shootings. I personally think what Kent state university did to William Koberna, banning him from the school because of a tweet he uploaded about shooting the campus was a wrong thing to do. First of all, this was a stupid behaviour because all William Koberna did was upload a tweet.