Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;

ROTC Documents
One of your friends is a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). It is a program whereby students receive financial aid for college by participating in military-type training. They took a very active role in the Vietnam conflict. Their presence at Rutgers led to a strong and vocal opposition. Here are some of the events which occurred while you were at Rutgers.
Document #1
Photograph of Pro-R.O.T.C. Demonstration. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
Document #2
Photograph of Anti-R.O.T.C Demonstration. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
Document #3
Mimeo flyer from R.O.T.C. Policy Committee. November 6, 1967. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives
Document #4
Mimeo flyer from Rutgers College Judicial Council. November 9, 1967. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
Document #4
Proclamation by Office of the Mayor, City of New Brunswick. October, 1969. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.
Questions for Discussion
  1. Using all of the pictures and documents, to the best of your ability, reconstruct the events dealing with ROTC at Rutgers University in 1967 - 1969.
  2. Provide at least three arguments for and three arguments against having the ROTC program at Rutgers University.
  3. What position would you have taken regarding this issue? What actions would you have taken? Explain, providing at least three details that allowed you to come to this decision.
  4. The students were penalized by having to take a class called The Roles of Rebellion, Reason, and Responsibility in the University. What topics would you include if you were teaching that class? List at least three.
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