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    The 1960’s were a decade of revolution and change in politics, music and society around the U.S. The 60’s were also an era of protest. Many of the protest were for the unfair treatment of races (civil right movement). Female activists demanded more rights, the birth control pill and contraceptives were introduced as well. The hippie trend however, was the most brave and boldest movement in the 60’s. (English-online) The hippie movement started with young people in their teens/early 20s. They were

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    Are the 1960’s really better than today? The 1960’s were a time of revolution in American life and culture. It affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. With the 70,000,000 baby boomers becoming teens in the 1960’s, the youth dominated this revolution. While some people may say that the 1960’s were better because fashion in the in the 1960’s encouraged teens to dress well, I say that not all teens nowadays dress terribly. I think that life today is better than it was in the

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    early 1960’s to mid 1970s was the start of the counterculture of youth culture. During the 1960’s, there were revolutions including a sexual revolution, a cultural/ racial revolution, a rights revolution, and student revolutions. In addition to revolutions, there also a focus on the transition to adulthood, popularity, consumption, anxiety, and the media. However the movie, American Graffiti, which was set in the 1962 (1960s)–before the peak of 1960’s counterculture–and released in 1973 (1970’s) displays

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    allowed to wear in the 1960s were pretty different to what people at schools wear today. The boys dress code back then was strict. For example, they had to wear trousers or slacks. Jeans were not permitted. Also, no running

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    The 1960's in the United States To some people the 1960s were the best of times, to others it was a period where many things went wrong in society. Why do people have such different ideas about the 1960s? Many people who lived through the 60s decade feel it was revolutionary; a ‘swinging’ period after years of austerity and gloom with the young people commanding the army of change. This view however, has been challenged. Some think that the 60s have a misguided

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    The sixties were an odd decade. Psychedelic music, new drugs, hippies, folkies, etc. The sixties acted as a kind of transition to the more modernized late twentieth century era. Every decade has its own crisis in one form or another. The forties had World War II, the early 2000s had 9/11, and the sixties had the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. That being said, the United States had never been as close to Armageddon and nuclear war than they were in 1962. The Cold War began when Russia placed

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    Fashion in the Sixties Throughout time the United States has changed, whether it is hairstyles, clothing styles or all around consciousness, the people of this fantastic era represent the patriotic lifestyle of the 1960’s. The appearance of the youth in the 1960’s was different than that of any era that came before, and many of the styles that originated then are still seen today, thirty years later. As one takes a look back upon the sixties one must remember that, unlike today, it was imbedded

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    Are the 1960’s all they’re made out to be? This is a disputable topic that many people feel strongly about one way or the other. I feel as if today is a more desirable era than the 1960’s. I have researched a lot of information on the 1960’s in my ELA class. Today’s society is extremely advanced in technologies, such as smartphones, and computers. In the 1960’s there wasn’t much technology and it made it harder to communicate with people. Also the ‘60s were work, work, work. Some people think that

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    How have the 1960s dramatically impacted and influenced today’s society? In today’s society, there are many controversial topics that we are facing today; we have the 1960s to thank for those things. The sixties was one of the most impactful decades pertaining to culture revolutions; it is the decade that brought into play some of the problems and privileges that the present is dealing with now. The sixties brought the gay movement, women’s rights, the drug revolution, and has also impacted music

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    a car or an old woman’s wish to see her children growing up on the path of success. However, despite the different opinions of the American Dream, all of these ideas have been influenced by previous generations, one of these generations being the 1960’s. As this time period arrived in America, it was often referred to as the “Golden Age”, in the hopes that it would show the height of American achievement and power. Unfortunately, the name belied the true reality, as the fight for equality became

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