Where is the site of a 1970 tragedy in which four students were killed by national guard troops?

1 Answer
Jul 23, 2017

Kent State University, Kent Ohio


President Nixon widened the Vietnam War by invading Cambodia looking for Key North Vietnamese bases. This set off a sometimes violent reaction by the the Anti War Movement in the US.

The National guard was called out in Kent, Ohio to control the situation.

National Guardsmen opened fire on protesting students and killed 4 and 9 wounded.

2 that were killed were not protesters. There is a memorial to the killed students where each one fell at Kent State University.

Kent State was an important moment in US history.