The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

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The 1960s counterculture had the most lasting impact on what?: A) The American political process B) Attitudes toward lifestyles and social behavior, art, and music C) The beatniks D) American...

The 1960s counterculture had the most lasting impact on what?:

A) T

B) A

C) T

D)

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As noted by other educators, this is a subjective question. There could arguably be more than one correct answer. If the question refers to an assigned class reading from a textbook or article, then the answer should match the opinion of that author.

Otherwise, I would argue for choice B. The 1960s counterculture gave birth to rock music, and bands and songs from that era are still popular and influential today. It also popularized new types of art and literature. But in my opinion, the era had the most lasting impact on social attitudes. The 60s was a decade of protest and change. Major civil rights laws were passed, women began entering the workforce, and the Vietnam War galvanized protesters. The casual use of marijuana helped pave the way for its legalization today in several US states. Likewise, casual use of stronger drugs—particularly LSD—has led them to be outlawed.

The Graduate , a 1967 film, captures the angst of a young college graduate who ostensibly has a solid job and...

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