A Time For Change Essay

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1960’s: A Time for Change
The 1960’s were a time of change and a time for liberalism. The 60’s have been described by many historians by having the most amount of significant change in American history. It was an era where America shifted from optimism to disillusionment. From blind acceptance to distrust. In ten short years, America’s view of authority has drastically changed. It was a time for violent confrontation. The Vietnam War took place all throughout the 60’s, and changed American history forever. Also, there was a war that was going on within the United States border. The Civil Rights movement was in full force in the South. Both of these conformations put America’s civil loyalty to the test. Politics ruled the land in the 60’s, from the assassination of Kennedy to the announcement from Johnson that he will not seek, nor accept, the nomination from his party to run for another term as President. The Cuban Missile Crises was seconds away from turning the South Eastern part of America into a barren nuclear wasteland. The technological advancement in this ten year period was absolutely astonishing. The country had never seen such a drastic change in informatics and the development of technological machinery like it did throughout the 60’s. Music was revolutionized by the numerous amounts of bands and artists that were on the rising during this period. From The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, people everywhere found solace in their music. During the 1960’s, the United States…

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