Protest Movements in America

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Learn about the major reasons Americans have protested (and continue to protest) from 1950 to today.

Learn about the major reasons Americans have protested (and continue to protest) from 1950 to today.

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  • 1. American Protest through the ages
  • 2. Civil Rights Movement
    • First Sit-In Feb. 1, 1960
    • Sit-ins were an integral part of the non-violent strategy of civil disobedience that nearly ended racial segregation in the United States.
    • Sit ins were conducted by students mainly.
  • 3. Police dogs and fire hoses were used to break up non-violent civil rights marches in Birmingham, Alabama. Well the people didn’t like it. They sent letters and telegrams to the president to try to get him to do something about it. How does this make you feel? Some marches were led by Martin Luther King, Jr.. On Good Friday, April 12,1963 he was arrested for joining the marches personally which violated the court order against the civil right marches.
  • 4. Kent State Protest Antiwar Activists and protesters argued that President Nixon had widened the war only to make the world a more dangerous place. Many other college students also protested the war. National Guard was called to serve punishment as needed. On May 4 th 1970 the Ohio National Guard shot into a crowd killing 4 students but only wounded nine. The impact of the shootings were very sad but influential, it caused a nationwide strike among students from hundreds of colleges to close .
  • 5. Protest of the positive kind College demonstrations also supported the war. And held counter protest for Americans who supported the president. May 18 th , 1970 during a antiwar rally many Americans who supported the president decided to demonstrate by waving American flags and chanting “All The Way U.S.A” thousands of counter protesters such as construction workers, business men, secretaries, and housewives marched peacefully through Manhattan’s streets.
  • 6. Earth day: a day to celebrate the earth Forest Ethics protesters showed up at the Victoria’s Secret cross-country tour in 2004 wearing angel wings, lingerie, and chainsaws , because they were upset at the number of trees that fall to make the catalogs,
  • 7. Be eco friendly Recycle Make the world a cleaner place Reduce global warming….Walk End War , Lessen pollution Save the Green , Have more Green in your pocket
  • 8. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2.0 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs