What Is The Role Of Young People In The 1960's

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“I remember being young in the 1960’s.. we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. The being able to dream and to change the world”(Bernardo Bertolucci).Young people, in the 1950’s and the 1960’s, were playing a new role in society by being very active and attentive in what was going on in the world. They were building and supporting their own opinions, or sometimes their parent 's opinions. New ideas and new accusations against opposing political parties came out in forms of biased news and articles that each said something different. Many young people belonged and supported organizations for their views. Some of these organizations also led protests, not all being violent but some were. But the influence of …show more content…
Where they lived, which political side their family supported, and the events going on around them all somehow made a difference in their lives and views. In the 1950’s and 1960’s young people on both sides of the political standard decided their place in the world or who they were going to be and which political side they would support was based on the lifestyle they lived, the organizations they belonged to, and the events and protests going on around them.
Just like it does now, lifestyle plays a huge role in young people’s lives. People can have opposing views based on where they live, their families’ ideas, and events that are going on around them. Document 22.2 is the “Port Huron Statement.” This was written by Tom Hayden in 1962 for the students about a democratic society. The whole statement discusses America before the young generation but mostly the one they grew up in. Hayden

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