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After the United States invasion of Cambodia and the death of Kent State University students in May of 1970, it was not on college and university campuses alone that anti-Vietnam War protest could be found. While college students struck against the war, students and school officials at the high school in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, a small mill town in the Pioneer Valley, organized a teach-in to hear both critics and defenders of the Vietnam War. The interest of high school students is perhaps not surprising since young male graduates could be drafted into the military at age 18. University of Massachusetts faculty members were the speakers at the teach-in. Asserting that Congress should take back the war powers that it granted to the President with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Dr. Charles Burke said that "he was in favor of a government amendment that will prevent money from being appropriated for troop movement in Cambodia after a certain date and the same in Vietnam after 1970 without a declaration of war by Congress." Other speakers at the teach-in defended the invasion of Cambodia.

 

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"TFHS Students Share "A Day of Concern" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder
author   Charlie Keller
date   May 13, 1970
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   6.75"
width   5.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.045


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"Students Trying to Convert Congressmen" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

"War Protest Keeps New England College Campuses in Ferment" article in The Greenfield Recorder newspaper

"Communication Trouble" editorial in The Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper


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