Events Of The Hippie Movement

The hippie movement was the common title Americans used to define the out casted individuals and their actions that began to take place in the early 1960s and continued on through the 1970s. The movement started as vocal opposition to the United States taking part in the Vietnam War. Soon after, this generation ultimately transformed into a liberal counterculture. A counterculture is a subculture that has values and behavioral norms that are substantially different from those of the mainstream society, or what society expects of individuals. This culture often opposes the mainstream cultural customs. They also wanted to make it clear that they wanted all Americans to share equal rights. Considered an anti-war movement, it began mostly on college …show more content…
Asian religions were often learned first from the Indian teachers, known as gurus, who came to America early as the 1890s to teach and lecture on their beliefs. Because of these new options of religion, this allowed Hippies to further their movement of exploring beyond the common standards in America at this time. They also began to explore yoga, meditation, and Eastern spirituality for the first …show more content…
On this day 100,000 hippies, liberals, and others all peacefully marched in Washington D.C., on the Pentagon with high hopes to alleviate it. The peace was short-lived when the large mass of individuals were faced by 2,500 armed soldiers. Violence erupted immediately after. A protest followed, lasting three long days. Following this event, there were others that fall under the umbrella of the Hippie Movement; however, by the 1970s, this movement slowed immensely due to two key factors; the United States were no longer directly involved in the Vietnam War and Civil Rights were

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