1960s And 1970s Culture Essay

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The culture in Northern America during the 1960’s and 1970’s was very controversial. There were several that were happy with it but several that were extremely unhappy with it. There were several causes for the protests that took place in the United States during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Allen Ginsberg was a prominent figure during the time of counterculture. Ginsberg lived from 1926-1997 and he was a very key individual in all these protests. His belief of keeping economic, social and political ideas very conformed to society was against everyone else’s. He believed that every individual should be able to be themselves and should not have to follow society’s norms. Another key event during the 1960s and 1970s was the anti Vietnam War protests.…show more content…
The people of the United States wanted to end the Vietnam War and so they began protesting. They began ignoring what the officials wanted and worked towards organizing sit ins to allow freedom of speech whether it was in a work place or a school. The people of the organization (typically a school) would request all participants in the Vietnam War in whatever way they were involved, they had to stop and allow the student to speak their mind and ensure that there would be no behavior that would lead to the Vietnam War developing further. Although the US government had to stay involved, as they did not want North Vietnam to take over South Vietnam through the spread of communism. The previous conflict that the US had with the USSR about the spread of communism was already lost and a great deal of tension for the US. They di not want to repeat that. Some extremists in the US believed that there would be no solution to the eradication of the tension from the Vietnam War other than for violent protests to take place. There was a revolutionary group that was later formed, this group in the late 1960’s wanted to overthrow the US government to prevent the Vietnam War from escalating any further. The Gay rights protest and the Vietnam War protests were both important during the 60s and 70s and the youth were against these events and decided it was important to express their opinion. Through the
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