This country has had many riots throughout its history. The mid-sixties till the early seventies were a popular time for these riots. Many people were experimenting with drugs and the overall environment was such a way that will never be felt again. From all these riots, one in particular at Kent State left four people dead. This event was so influential that Neil Young (At this time a part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) wrote a song called “Ohio”.
Before someone can start explaining the significance of the song to the event, one should describe the situation itself. On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. Americans learned on national television that 150,000 soldiers would be drafted for the war -- this from a president elected on his promises to stop the Vietnam conflict (Humanist 3). Just a day later, demonstrations broke out on college campuses across the nation. In the Midwest, word spread ...