Essay about The United States And The Civil Rights Movement

1396 Words May 26th, 2016 6 Pages
John Lennon, the co-founder of the popular English rock band the Beatles, once said, ““The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn 't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” During the 1960’s, the “possibilities” that filled the atmosphere of the United States was challenges of the societal norm on discrimination and an overseas war that consumed both lives and trusts of the citizens in the US. As the 1960s dragged on, people began to lose their faith in the government by questioning decisions made by the US leaders in terms of both foreign and domestic issues. Also, many people revolted over issues that society had never solved, including black rights and women’s rights. Overall, it is evident that many people during the 1960’s had a difficulty to live through depending on a government that did not understand all the aspects of the Vietnam War, but remained unaffected by many minority movements like the Civil Rights Movement or the Women’s Lib. Movement, which is enhanced in an interview with Vietnam war Vet. John Brady. The majority of the US population had questioned the methods used to approach the war by the government. As a result, Mr. Brady had said that, “As a Vietnam veteran, I think all of the antiwar protests, assassinations, and general unrest resulted in many veterans as well as non-veterans to lose some if not all confidence in government policy. I think it is fair to say that…

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