Essay on Cultural Revolution During The Vietnam War

1014 Words Nov 16th, 2015 5 Pages
After World War II, and The Vietnam War took place, American citizens were extremely disappointed with the government and how government officials handled situations in Indochina, and throughout the rest of the world. As government officials increased the commitments in Vietnam, American casualties soared. The desire for cultural revolution during and after the Vietnam War caused the creation of new developments of art, theater, propaganda, and advocacy. The preceding ideal of American culture was mostly about the war life, and many of the youth at this time were sick of it. World War II, and The Vietnam War ultimately led to the spark of the Rock and Counterculture movements throughout America, and the rest of the world. These two movements are similar in various ways. Both the Counterculture, and Rock movements could be grouped together as part of the Anti-war revolution. The people of this generation wanted to spread love instead of violence. Rejection of mainstream culture was best accompanied by the new sub-genres of psychedelic rock music, and new explorations in spirituality. Musicians who illustrated this era include “The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Pink Floyd”. New forms of musical presentation also played a key role in spreading influence such as large rock festivals held outside on grass fields. Many of the younger people of that generation didn’t feel the need that America had…

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