This Day In Politics: Kent State Shooting

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On this day in 1970, there are four dead in O-HI-O when the National Guard moves into Kent State Campus to quell an anti-war protest being held in the commons. The reasons for the opening shots being fired are still hotly debated to this day, but in the span of 13 seconds, 70 shots were fired in total, several students and protestors were wounded. Four tragically lost their lives and with their deaths, public opinion of the war was even more divided and the country’s faith in its leadership shaken to the core.

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