Write three supporting details under the following: The 1960s Were A Time Of Student Activism:                1)                2)                3)  

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American students weren't the only ones protesting during the 1960s. In Germany, students rallied on such issues as denouncing the nation's Nazi past and protesting the German Emergency Act. Canadian student members of the New Left protested against nuclear weapons. In Indonesia, students protested against the Sukarno administration, calling for him to resign. British students protested regularly against the Vietnam War and racism. French student protests even energized other groups, including communists, anarchists and libertarians. Some of the communist bloc countries' students participated as well, particularly in Hungary and Czechoslavakia.

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1) Students across the U.S. were against the Vietnam War and let their voices be heard by staging sit-ins and other protests.

2) Students from college campuses got involved in the civil rights activities of Dr. Martin Luther King by volunteering to go to Southern states and help register black voters.

3) Students were disenchanted with the "establishment" , the generations of their parents and grandparents, and they fought to change the society that had been ruled by greed and dishonesty.

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The 1960s were the time of more student activism than any other time in the history of the United States to this point in time.  Here are some of the more important examples of student activism from this time period:

  • Protests against racial segregation.  The most famous example of student activism on this issue was the sit-ins by the college students in 1960 in Greensboro, NC.
  • Protests against the Vietnam War.  Some of these got fairly violent.  They included things like the bombing of a building at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Protests for women's rights.
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