Counterculture of the 1960s

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    The counterculture movement of the 1960s reflected an American society that was self-serving and un-patriotic to some, but to others, it was a reflection of a liberating and pleasure-seeking America. There were clear distinctions at this time between the “old” and the “new”. Baby boomers rejected the cultural standards of their parents because they wanted to pursue their own versions of happiness, but their parents’ generation believed that they were destroying the democratic ideals that Americans before them had worked so hard to install. To their parents, the baby boomers only promoted a destructive and rebellious assault on America’s moral order. Be it positively or negatively, the counterculture movement is known to have significantly impacted American society today. The movement did foster new insight into sexuality, progressive music, and the development of new cultures. On the other hand, an argument can be made that it led to the…

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    Woodstock The 1960’s marked a huge turning point in American history. Music continued to become more and more influential in everyday life. By the mid 1960’s, young Americans began to feel progressively more frustrated by the society they were being brought up in. The youth had to witness women be suppressed and discredited strictly based on gender. Many women revolted against the traditional housewife position that men felt the need to impose on their wives. The youth had to watch colored men…

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    but as a color that entails the mixing of earthy experience. Although Rodriguez hopes that “brown may be as refreshing as green,” that vision has to reckon with the fact that, historically, the dominant American color has been white. Contradicting the “innocence” often associated with that complexion, white ensures that Americans are not color-blind but color- conscious. Much of that awareness has manifested itself in black and white, as the African American sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois…

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    Overarching Question: Why did people depart from traditionalist values to form the 1960s counterculture movement, and how did this impact what was viewed as “acceptable behavior” in the United States? The counterculture movement occurred during the 1960s (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, 2017): “Hippie” is from hip, meaning following the latest fashion. Hippies are associated with rainbow colors, peace signs, and drug use. The hippie movement originated when the baby boomer generation…

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    Drugs, music, and sex, Oh My! The 1960s were some of the most turbulent years in American history. Vietnam conflict, Civil Rights, and the counterculture were all coursing through the nation, all of which contributed to modern American culture and society. From Woodstock to LSD to psychedelic rock, the counterculture produced some of the most iconic elements of the decade. The counterculture movement of the 1960s had a significant impact on American society and culture. Evidence of this impact…

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    The decade of the 1960's is well known for being a period of vast change in the United States. The Civil Rights Movement was in full swing and had the U.S. on its heels. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and the spirit of the times, student activism became prevalent across the nation. A second wave of Women's Rights also arose during this decade and adopted tactics similar to that of the Civil Rights Movement. Another well-organized group that rose to prominence during the 1960's was the…

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    In 1960, the United States was on the edge of a major social change, there were many changes for some groups of people that had been inhibited or subordinate such as Afro-Americans, Native Americans and women. These groups were mostly helped and supported by young people who were aware about politics and laws in the U.S. These helpers were often affiliated with "counter-cultural" lifestyles and radical politics, many descendants of the Second World War generation emerged as promoters of a new…

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    religious, or social groups, in a place or time. Counter is defined as to act in opposition to. Using these definitions, a counterculture is interpreted as a group of people who have views/beliefs that disagree with the current societal characteristics of everyday life. There are and have been many counterculture movements throughout history and the world. Countercultures that happen do not have to be big; some can happen within small communities without recognition. This extended essay will…

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    political groups of the counterculture movement, the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Yippies, were crucial to the political development during the counterculture movement. Despite the important involvement of these groups during the time period, their impacts were fairly minimal. The SDS saw issues with its purely student demographic. After the 1960s, the SDS had split into a bunch of small individualized groups, leading to the end if the group as a whole. The Yippies on the…

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    changes during the 1960s due to the Counterculture. It was a time where ideas, clothing, issues, music, and philosophy changed. The counterculture lasted from 1964- 1972. The Counterculture movement was mostly created by young adults and college students. During this time period new groups of organizations and people were made, one group that stood out the most were called Hippies. They had the biggest impact on the Counterculture movement. They were created a little after the Counterculture…

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