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Omar and Chris' Vietnam War Site

Teach in Movement
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The Teach-in movement was a method of non violent protest against the U.S. government's involvement in Vietnam. The idea was inspired by a Professor Marshall Sahlins who taught anthropology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Staff of the University had originally wanted to strike to protest the war, but under pressure from the institution and the U.S. government they opted for participation in teach-ins. The idea was to allow a forum for opposition towards the war. Students and faculty would meet at night in university facilities to argue, ask questions, challenge assumptions and learn about the Vietnam war.
The strategies and tactics of the Teach in movement soon spread to colleges throughout the country, including PSU. There students addressed mostly campus issues, such as dress codes, curfews, dormitory regulations, and mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. At Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, students marched merely as "an expression of general student discontent"
With the onset of the Vietnam War, the students suddenly found a galvanizing issue. At campuses across the country, American youths joined together to protest the war.


This picture of a student anti-Vietnam protest march shows the downfall of the Vietnam War, and how its status of a living room war made people see how wrong this war was and spread anti war sentiment.