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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

Few gangs are more notorious than the Crips, which started out in South Central Los Angeles and has since spread to many other parts of the United States. The gang was started in 1969 by Stanley...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2016, 1:17 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The antiwar movement against the Vietnam War began in the United States soon after President Lyndon Johnson escalated the bombing of North Vietnam after an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin in August...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 4:04 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The Counterculture challenged the conformity which had marked the 1950's and for that reason was considered abominable by the mainstream populace. When one considers its long term consequences,...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2011, 2:33 am (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

During the 1960s, the United States was still recovering from World War II. The ideas of this war were still fresh in people's minds, and with the Cold War in full swing, people were interested in...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2015, 10:26 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The counter-culture movements of the 1960s occurred in many different countries, not just the United States. One factor that the United States had in common with other places, such as Western...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020, 5:26 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The biggest issue in the 1970s was the economy. Socially, the country was trying to figure out how to put the pieces back together. The healing could not really begin until the economy was...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2011, 10:03 am (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

Beatniks, named by Herb Caen in the S.F. Examiner as a parody of Sputnik, were artistic figures living in San Francisco’s North Beach district (they flourished in New York’s Greenwich Village...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2012, 9:41 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

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,...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

Honestly, the space allotted here will not be enough to freely explore a topic like this one. Hopefully, some scratching of the surface will be evident. One reason why the 1960s was such a...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2013, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The hippie movement coincided with the escalation of the Cold War. Many young people had a fatalistic attitude about the future. And it was strictly a young people's movement. They expected a...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013, 12:41 am (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

I would suggest that one major American political moment in 1969 was an idea that President Nixon advocated. The "Silent Majority" was introduced in 1969. This idea asserted that the protests and...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2014, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The 1960s might have been over but ripples of its influence were felt throughout the 1970s. The fights for social justice for women and minorities continued, and crusades and movements gained...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2014, 8:09 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

There were protests in the 1960s for many reasons, but by far the most significant protests were the civil rights protests and protests against the Vietnam War. The decade began with protests...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 2:47 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

Tom Hayden and the Port Huron Statement are connected to the Students for a Democratic Society because the statement was essentially the founding document or the manifesto of the SDS. This was a...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2013, 8:48 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

Even after college exemptions were done away with the percentage of blacks drafted was higher than whites, because at federal land-grant colleges Reserve Officer training was mandatory for males....

Latest answer posted May 6, 2009, 2:32 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The Hippie Movement originated from the term hipster, which was a word used to describe the beatniks of the 1950s. In the '60s, the poems and novels of the beatniks were becoming increasingly...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019, 11:43 am (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

One such issue was the role of women in post-war America. Many women took on jobs during WWII. They enjoyed their newfound independence. After the war, many did not want to conform to the role of...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

A strong argument can be made that the groundwork of the 1960s was established in the 1950s. For a few years after the end of World War II, probably to roughly around 1950, the "old order" held—one...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2021, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

There are many possible reasons why the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not evoked the same level or intensity of protests as the Vietnam War. A strong answer to this question would address the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 7:35 pm (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

(+) Woodstock took place when young people were interested in organizing for a cause. The "magic" was in the timing- war protests, political unrest, 2nd wave in the birth of real Rock N' Roll for...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2013, 2:25 am (UTC)

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The Youth Movement, Counterculture, and Anti-War Protests

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is often seen as the representative of "second wave feminism." Where the "first wave" pushed for political equality for women, NOW, in its 1966 statement...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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