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The counter cultural movement began in 1960s in the wake of Vietnam war. The young people were frustrated due to racism, gender issues, consumerism, and the conservative nature of society in general. They were looking for a change and found it in the emerging counter cultural movements of 1960s. The youngsters began to question the traditional values and culture of the Orthodox American society. They welcomed sex, drugs and pop music. The counter culture movement reached its heights in 1969, when the young people attended the Woodstock Music and Art Festival at Newyork. The festival became a symbol of anti-war movement. The festival was a mixture of hippie, pop and drug culture. One of the notable feature of the counter culture movement was the sexual freedom and rise of feminism. There was a steep rise in abortions, orphans and divorce. Political activism on the part of women resulted in the formation of National organization for Women (NOW). Other than women, homosexuals were also raised their voice for equality which was later included the Civil Rights issue. Stone Wall Inn riots in 1969 and the establishment of Gay Liberation Front were important steps in their struggle for civil rights. The counter cultural sentiments were also expressed in movies and arts. The movement did not limit in North America alone, but spread to Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. An international rock and roll group from Britain known as the Beatles was widely popular. The counter culture movement had merits and demerits. One the one hand, it stood against the cold war, on the other hand, it rebelled against the traditions of America. The same revolution can be seen today in the struggles of lesbians and homosexuals and in numerous anti-war protests especially against the War on Iraq

The counter cultural movement started on the background of Vietnam War. It was a post-war generation as a result of baby boom. The young people were frustrated due to racism, gender issues, consumerism, and the conservative nature of the society in general. They were looking for a change and they found it in emerging counter

Canadian History: Coercion & Consent

Describe how post-war governments in Canada have moved from a position of consent toward unions to one of coercion. Include two examples that illustrate how government in Canada used coercion during the 1970s and 1980s to stifle union activity.

The Cold War and McCarthyism

Part of the Cold War was fought in the U.S. In the late 1940s and early 1950s there was growing evidence that the Soviets were gaining influence in the U.S. Led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, several agencies of government began to look inward for "the Red menace" that was responsible for this threat. Discuss the Cold War and Mc

American Social & Economic Changes

The economic and social changes during the 1970's and 1980's. I am trying to do a paper on some of the changes that occurred during that time period. I have some.

Respond to the following

Discuss how much you think U.S. culture influences American media or vice versa, and explain why with specific examples. Remember that culture includes many aspects of life, including food, fashion,sports,entertainment, education, politics, science, religion and technology. Must be at least 250 - 300 words.

Discussion on American Cold War Policies

Please discuss the following: American Cold War policies and practices in international relations in the late 1940's to the mid-1950's. Be as descriptive as possible.

Eisenhower and the 1950's

In the past, a very clear dichotomy has existed in the historical-political argument over the significance of the Eisenhower administration during the 1950s. On one hand is the notion that Eisenhower had been propelled into the White House on a highly exaggerated war record, and the decade itself was a failure. On the other hand

Content and definitions provided to assist the student in an examination of the political and cultural climate in America through the 1950s and 1960s. Information focuses on Civil Rights, Eisenhower's policies, dynamic conservatism and the role of McCarthyism in influencing America's view of Communism.

What was the impact of McCarthyism in the US? What is dynamic conservatism? What is meant by the term politics of consensus? How did consumerism change during the Eisenhower administration? How did the Civil Rights Movement begin in the 1950s? How did the US become involved in Southeast Asia?

Explain the signifigance of the following Items

Explain the 10 following items by (date, country, and most importantly historical significance) Great Leap Forward Maoism Apartheid Cuban Missle Crisi Six-Day War Perestroika W. Gomulka Green Revolutions Hungarian Revolution Biafran Civil War J. Kubitschek Detente W. Brandy Contras M. Gorbachev