The shootings led to protests by over four million students and the closing of over 900 campuses across the country. This was the only nationwide student strike in the history of the United States.
In 1970 right after the Kent State shootings many universities and colleges were closed down. This was due to the many students who were striking because of the shootings.
Kim Sorvig has written: 'To heal Kent State' -- subject(s): Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
I happened to be around in 1970 (and was a university student at the time) so I can speak from personal experience. We blamed the policies of the Nixon administration, which had needlessly prolonged the Vietnamese War, for the Kent State shootings.
After years of legal battles over the 1970 Kent State shootings, the families received payments of reparations. In the addition, the use of lethal ammunition by the National Guard became highly restricted.
After the Kent State shootings hundreds of other schools were forced to close because students were going on strike. There were many other people killed in some of the other protests.
Kent State Shootings
Assassination of JFK, Kent State Shootings, Watergate.
See: Kent State University Shootings
There was the Chicago riots of '68 and the Kent State Shootings in '70.
Thomas R. Hensley has written: 'The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression & Order in American Democracy' 'Kent State and May 4th' -- subject(s): Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Start research with "Kent State University Shootings" (03 May 1970).
The Kent State shootings symbolized the social and political divide of that time due to the Vietnam War. They also sparked many other protests all over the country.
It was ignored until about 1965 when the protest movement became effective. When the Kent State shootings happened, on 4 May 1970, the US public finally demanded an exit from Vietnam.
National Guardsmen killed four students.
The shooting on May 4, 1970 resulted in 4 deaths and 9 injuries (one student was left paralyzed).
If you are asking about the Kent State shootings from 1970 (the ones that were memorialized in the song "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), four students were killed and nine were seriously wounded (one of whom suffered paralysis).
The guardsmen did NOT use rubber bullets.
The Kent State Shooting's were on May 4, 1970.
Historical events that happened in 1970's are as follows:1970-Aswan High Dam CompletedBeatles Break UpComputer Floppy Disks IntroducedPalestinian Group Hijacks Five planesKent State Shootings1971-London Bridge Brought to the U.S.United Kingdom changes to Decimal System for currencyVCRs introducedddd
The shootings were blamed on poor Army training programs, the national guard was not trained well enough to know how to react to an angry crowd.
The song was written about the 1970 shootings during a non-violent peace rally at Kent State University in Ohio, where 4 people were killed by the National Guard.
some blame the State troopers and some blame the students themselves, no matter what, it was a tragedy.