The hippies pretty much embodied all the radical and revolutionary ideas of the 1960’s they believed in communal living and experimenting with psychedelic drugs. Furthermore they were really into the vibrant music scene during the time. Along with all these new radical ideas they had a different way of dressing also, one would say that they were quite fashionable. However, with all
The 1960s brought along important and beneficial changes to America, especially changes regarding gender roles and race relations. Even after World War II and the increasing tensions between the United States and Russia and Vietnam, America’s culture was changing faster than before. During the 1960s, gender roles changed for the better and race relations improved significantly. The role of women in the 1960s changed after centuries of little to no freedom. However, women gained freedom during World War II and a sense of equality between the genders grew throughout the late 1900s.
The invention of the television and AM radio attracted teens to listen and watch more music and television shows. The outcome of these new inventions was that there were more school dances, new clothing trends had been created, and new dance fads were also invented. There was a big sexual change within teen culture which included experimenting more with other teens “and teens [becoming] more addicted to pleasures of the body” (Altschuler 67). Parents were ultimately clueless when it came to this type of behavior and they had no idea the teens’ sexual behaviors had changed so abruptly. With the change in normal teen behavior, came a change in the way teens saw music.
The violence was largely one-sided, with mobs of armed whites buring hundreds of black homes and beating and lynching the black residents. First off, St. Louis’ government was made of corrupt political whites that wanted to break the influence of the growing black community. At the time, St. Louis was nicknamed “ The Land of Milk and Honey” for black people( First 5). Blacks would come to St. Louis and within 24 hours, they could have a job at the factories. Most
Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US. Most importantly My Lai massacre which killed approximately 504 innocent women, children, and men who were allegedly Viet Congs. This revelation shocked the whole world especially the US. Additionally, Viet Congs were supported by other countries such as China, Russia, as well as neighboring countries near Vietnam that helped them transport supplies through the Ho Chi Minh trail, unlike the US who also lost the support of its own people and
It resulted in brutal attacks and wars against race. English militiamen and their Indian allies set fire to the Indian wigwams and shot the fleeting survivors. In 1675, Massasoit 's son, Metacom launched a series of attacks and raids against the colonists ' towns. He launched coordinated assaults on English villages. In the end the war caused hundreds of Indians and colonist deaths and towns and villages destroyed.
Effects of the Vietnam War on USA Introduction The Vietnam War was one of the few military conflicts which USA had been involved that had been suspended because of unprecedented public unfavorability in the country. Increasing public disobedience and demonstrations erupted after continuous revealing of news related to real situation in Vietnam such as the atrocities committed by USA Armed Forces, and large soldier casualties enhanced the scale of transformation which American society had already been undergoing. For example, Inghram (2006) points out the Vietnam War was one of events in the 1960s, by which civil rights organizations were attempting to gain more rights for African-Americans so that they could be integrated racially into
Secondly, the massive gun related violence in the USA has caused many concerns about social stability and security. The recent gun violence in the US has also caused tense social relationship between African Americans and white people. O’Brien et al (2013) found that the increasing number of gun related violence in certain areas have caused fear towards black people such as African Americans. The racism driven type of gun violence is common in some areas. Also, gun violence is also argued to have connection with increasing unemployment rate in inner cities.
When they realized, the promises made to them as far as them working and their living situations improving was not happening like promised, they began moving into the white communities. Which would intelled more competition in the workforce. This outraged the whites and they reunited the Klu Klux Klan to begin violent acts towards the blacks. In 1918 there were a total of 64 lynchings and in 1919 there were a total of 83 lynchings.(www.history.com and
On top of all of that, there was a serious economic divide in the country that caused certain classes to rise and fall. This decade was very trying for the United States, and has affected our society even to this day. The 1960’s was full of civil rights leaders that helped shape America into the country it is today. There will always be racial tensions in society, but without Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists, the inequalities that blacks faced in America wouldn’t have been addressed until much later on in life.
Scotch-Irish and Latin Americans, both faced needs for a better life by moving to the United States only because of the circumstances that had occurred in their homeland. Scots-Irish left Ulster, which was their homeland, for different purposes. Religious persecution and economic factors were reasons that pushed them away, which according to The Scots-Irish Journey to the New World, “…Between 1714 and 1719 Ulster suffered a succession of bad harvests and by 1718 the linen industry was also in recession” (“The Scots-Irish Journey…”). As the Scotch Irish suffered
Have you ever wondered what society was like in the 1960s? Society has changed drastically in the last 50 years. Technology,music,and education are just a few of the changes. Were people smarter back then? Was there more violence than nowadays?