Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The sixties

Watch the video below and answer the following questions:

1. What were the major issues that confronted America during the Sixties? List and describe at least three.

2. Did the counter culture of the hippies, rock stars... Etc recieve complete support from all Americans?  Explain.

3. How did the Vietnam War change America?

4. What role did music play in the 60s? How did music and counter culture impact white and black Americans?

5. What role did population size play in in 60s.  Baby boom anyone?

The Sixties: The Decade That Shaped A Generation


  1. 1. African American Civil Rights- Blacks wanted to be treated fairly and equally.
    Murder of Kennedy- President Kennedy was shot.
    Change in mind- Americans were changing the way they thought spoke and acted. Hippies, music and stuff.

    2. No, the older generation did not support this "madness".

    3. America spent A LOT of money on this war. Many soldiers died. Doubts rose up weather the us military was so great after all.

    4. It brought people together. People wanted to just be in peace and relax. Music and the new way of thinking brought races together to just "chill".

    5. After the vietnam war, soldiers came back home to their loves and boom... a bunch of babies are born. Population went up because of this.

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  3. 1. Rise of drugs among the young adults, The assasination of Kennedy, and Vietnam turmoil in the country over sending Americans to Vietnam.

    2. No they didn't support the Hippies shifted views on the Vietnam war, race relations, sexuality, woman's rights, and drug experiments.

    3. With all the money the U.S spent on the war probably left them in a deficit, it changed the way we viewed our government, it brought a great amount of protest, a lot of lives were lost.

    4. Music was used to bring everyone together. It served as the voice of that generation. New cultures forms like pop music of the beatles, rock and roll helped during the Civil Rights Movement, both African Americans and whites enjoyed all the music.

    5. Returning veterans married, started families, pursued higher education, and bought their first homes. With veteran's benefits, the twenty-somethings found new homes in planned communities on the outskirts of American cities.

  4. 1. Teens were having revolutions of their own, African Americans were fighting for their rights as humans, also a major war (Vietnam) shaped peoples viewpoints on how the was shouldn't happen.

    2. Not everyone were supportive of the Hippies. Some of the non-hippies thought that they were kids who didn't care for authority and only wanted to revolt.

    3. Most Americans were supportive of the war at first, but when it was dragging on, Americans wanted to pull our soldiers out of Vietnam. The President had to tell Americans he was going to issue more soldiers into the country. American citizens were outraged! Many even revolted.

    4. People were able to connect more with each other and their surroundings. Music drew people to enjoy certain new music with electric guitars and scantily clad dressed musicians. Both black and whites enjoyed this same music so they shared a common ground.

    5. Usually after wars, there is a "baby-boom" because soldiers have come home from war and are excited to see their wives. This happened after World War II and continued for the next 10 years. TONS of children were born and created a larger population for United States.