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Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made animpact more than all of its predecessors The decade from 1960 to 1970 wasdefinitely one of those eras The people didnt follow the teachings of itselders but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their veryownHarris 14 Made up of the younger population of the time this newculture was such a radical society that they were given their own name whichis still used today They came to be called the Hippies The Hippiemovement started in San Francisco California and spread across the UnitedStates through Canada and into parts of Europe World Book But it had itsgreatest influence in America During the 1960s a radical group called theHippies shocked America with their alternative lifestyle and radicalbeliefs Hippies came from many different places and had many different backgrounds All Hippies were young from the ages of 15 to 25Worldbook They lefttheir families and did it for many different reasons Some rejected theirparents ideas some just wanted to get away and others simply wereoutcasts who could only fit in with the Hippie population Under 25 becamea magical age and young people all over the world were united by this bondHarris 15 This bond was of Non-conformity and it was the Creed of theYoung Harris 15 Most Hippies came from wealthy middle class families Some people said that they were spoiled and wasting their lives away But toHippies themselves this was a way of life and no one was going to get in theway of their dreams and ambitions Hippies flocked to a certain area of San Francisco on the corner of HaightStreet and Ashbury Street where the world got their first view of thisunique group This place came to be known as the Haight Ashbury District There were tours of the district and it was said that the tour was the onlyforeign tour within the continental limits
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