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Tiananmen square

  1. 1. Tiananmen Square<br />By Ashley Bowen 3rd Period<br />
  2. 2. Why we should care about this event?<br />The Chinese people tried to gain Democracy in the Communist country. <br />Also known as the "June Fourth verdict" had a significant impact on democratization in China. <br />It was also a remarkable step towards ending impunity for human rights violations of the <br />government. <br />The cause was the Pro-democracy Movement that campaigned against corruption and for <br />political <br />reform in 1989.<br />
  3. 3. What else Happened?<br />May 1st - 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to the public on this day in history.<br />May 11th - Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds on this day in history.May 14th - Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on this day in history.<br />May 23rd - An estimated one million people in Beijing (and tens of thousands in other Chinese cities) march to demand the resignation of Premier Li Peng on this day in history.<br />
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  5. 5. People involved and what they did<br />Students from the Beijing University and possibly others led weeks of peaceful protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. They demanded political reform, an end to the Communist Party corruption and a government that was accountable to its people. These protests extended from Beijing and had an estimated 100 million people across China demostrate their support for politcal reform.<br />
  6. 6. What happened?<br />Students protested the topics that were going on in their country. Soldiers, reportedly, opened fire on the protesters even if it was a peaceful protest. They killed 400-800 and maybe even more. Tanks and foot soldiers were brought in to keep the peace but it soon turned deadly for the protesters. <br />
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  8. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-nXT8lSnPQ<br />
  9. 9. Questions<br />What happened on June 4th 1989?<br />Why were they protesting the government?<br />
  10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7ShyzS3W28<br />
  11. 11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989<br />
  12. 12. My Blog<br />http://www.blogger.com/profile/03088521651695812835<br />
  13. 13. http://www.acpp.org/uappeals/bground/tiananmen%20Massacre.htm<br /> http://www.hisdates.com/years/1989-historical-events.html<br /> http://www.freetibet.org/about/20th-anniversary-tinananmen-square-massacre<br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square<br />

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