Hippie Movement

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Peace signs, bell bottom blue jeans, and tie-dye are all things you think of when you hear "hippie". Hippies made a huge impact on today 's history, they were involved in many movements, and changed the known culture, but eventually the hippie movement started dying off. What are hippies? Defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as "a usually young person whom rejects the mores of established society and advocates a nonviolent ethic." Hippies took a stand against conformity. They got their name because they were "hip" or aware of what was going on in the world around them. They would show their appearance. Many went barefoot, wore bell-bottomed blue jeans and tie-dyed shirts. Both men and women had long hair. Hippies also displayed the peace…show more content…
Hippie fashion was seen as rebellion and natural. Tie-dye and floral were the most popular. The hippies had made their mask with more natural faces, while the world around them were on the mad look. The ladies fashions, the skirts and dresses were nothing like what was seen on runways. Not since the 1920s did fashion change so radically. Hippies fashion was not only fashionable it made a big impact. They took their clothing cues from the youth and and now the American woman would be dictated by the fashion industry. Hippies protested against the Vietnam War. The movement started in San Fransisco in an area known as the Haight Ashbury District. The hippie movement was also occurring in other countries, including Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. The hippie movement started to form after president Kennedy 's assassination and became even more apparent because the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and the surfacing of mind-altering drugs and a new kind of…show more content…
Younger generations today are embracing the hippie culture against what the government is doing and they are protecting the natural world that is slowly dying. They embrace freedom as well as the values of anti-materialism and non-violence. Hundreds of communes still operate around the United States, some are even huge and still growing. But these new hippies still have the new technology; they are still traveling, but not on feet, the new generation hippies do travel by car, bus, or plane. And they use their cellphones and computers to post on blogs about what they have found and the new areas that they are exploring. Instead of a book that journaled in so they old keep their findings and a catalog that they used to communicate with each other they have switched into a digital space where they can reach each other across the country, but they still do gather with each other to spread ideas to try and keep the culture
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