Born on the Fourth of July: Syracuse University Protest

A group of students at Syracuse University protest the Vietnam War during an anti-war rally and are met with excessive force by law enforcement.


This clip contains profanity at the following moments:
  • 01:28 - 01:32
  • 01:34 - 01:34
  • 02:03 - 02:04

Public Discussion Questions

  1. What is taking place at the university?
  2. Who is the crowd made up of? Who is watching them?
  3. Why do you think the protest is broken up?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain reasons and outcomes for U.S. involvement in foreign countries and their relationship to the...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the responses to the Vietnam War such as the draft, the 26th Amendment, the role of the med...

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  • Eve
    about 2 years ago
    1st Amendment / Foreign Policy
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