Rock And Counterculture And The Vietnam War

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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 …show more content…
These highly creative individuals strongly opposed the government, and education systems.This lifestyle integrated many beliefs of peace, love, harmony, music, and mysticism throughout the younger generations. Many of the students on college campuses followed this trend and adhered to the slogan, “Make love, not war. Don 't trust anyone over 30. Turn on, tune in, and drop out. I am a human being — please do not fold, bend spindle, or mutilate.” One of the many influential beings of this time happened to be John Lennon. His song Imagine, is recognized worldwide as an international anthem for peace. “Former president Jimmy Carter told NPR, “In many countries around the world — my wife and I have visited, you can hear John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’ used almost equally with national anthems.” Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono moved to the United States in September 1971, but were constantly harassed and threatened with deportation by the Nixon Administration. Lennon was told that he was being kicked out of the US due to his 1968 marijuana conviction in Britain, but the artist truly believed that he was being removed because of his activism against the unpopular Vietnam War. To this day John Lennon, along with many other artists believed generations should advocate for world peace instead of

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