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Protests Continue. Major anti-war rallies continued in the late 1960s and early 1970s Oct. 15, 1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day—college classes were cancelled so students could march and protest the war

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Protests continue
Protests Continue

  • Major anti-war rallies continued in the late 1960s and early 1970s

  • Oct. 15, 1969Vietnam Moratorium Day—college classes were cancelled so students could march and protest the war

  • Nov. 15, 1969Mobilization Day250,000 doves converge on Washington, D.C. to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from S. Vietnam

  • More protests continue in the 70s and pressure increases on President Nixon for withdrawal from Vietnam


What is your reaction to this image what do you think the hippies were all about
What is your reaction to this image?What do you think the hippies were all about?


The counterculture
The Counterculture

  • Mostly white middle-and upper-class youths

    • Baby boomers coming of age

    • Best educated generation in U.S. historyhalf of young adults went to college

  • Rebelled against the dominant culture of the U.S.

  • Embraced a society that was freer and full of love and empathy

  • Communeshippies lived together and shared everything

    • Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco


  • “Flower children” would put daisies in the rifle barrels of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • SDS and Free Speech Movement organized massive college protests

  • 1967—the “Summer of Love”hippies flocked to Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco to listen to music, take drugs and “be” with each other


Music art and sex
Music, Art, and Sex of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • The Beatles became the most popular band of the counter-culture

  • Rock became a weapon of cultural revolution

  • Andy Warhol’s “real” art became influential within the counter-culture

  • The “sexual revolution” involved an increase in premarital sex

    • The “pill” was newly developed

    • Women no longer feared getting pregnant and rejected premarital abstinence


Dr timothy leary
Dr. Timothy Leary of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • Icon of 1960s counterculture

  • Proponent of LSD to expand spiritual and emotional benefits

  • “Turn on, tune in, drop out”

  • Bob Dylan taunted adults with lyrics, “Everybody must get stoned”


Woodstock 1969
Woodstock (1969) of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • Celebration of counterculture music in New York

  • Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles were huge counterculture music stars


Music and war
Music and War of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • War songs have been sung since earliest history.

  • Do you think a war song such Joe McDonald’s would have been popular?

  • Do you think this song was more or less effective than other forms of protest against the war (public demonstrations, civil disobedience)?


Impact of the counterculture
Impact of the Counterculture of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests

  • Deteriorated after a few years

  • Impact was…

    • “Make Love, Not War”

    • Fashion industrymore colorful and comfortable

    • Ethnic clothing

    • Longer hair on men

    • Pop art


The 1960s and 1970s the decades of protest and change

The 1960s and 1970s: The Decades of Protest and Change of soldiers ordered to squash campus protests


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