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The 1950s in America were considered a true awakening of youth culture If this is true then the 1960s was a decade of discovery It was a decade marred by social unrest civil rights injustice and violence abroad These were some of the factors that lead to a revolution that attempted to bifurcate the fabric of American society Teenagers were breaking away from the ideals that their parents held and were attempting to create their own society If they were to accomplish this they would turn the current system upside down In 1962 Dr Martin Luther King Jr said his most famous words I have a dream Constable 144 He was not the only one who felt this way For many the 1960s was a decade in which their dreams about America might be fulfilled For Martin Luther King Jr this was a dream of a truly equal America for John F Kennedy it was a dream of a young vigorous nation that would put a man on the moon and for the hippie movement it was one of love peace and freedom Constable 34 The 1960s was a tumultuous decade of social and political upheaval We are still confronting many social issues that were addressed in the 1960s today In spite of the turmoil there were some positive results such as the civil rights revolution However many outcomes were negative student antiwar protest movements political assassinations and ghetto riots excited American people and resulted in a lack of respect for authority and the law One could look back on all of this it can be related to music and its change While it did voice important concerns about civil rights the Vietnam War and the injustices of society Constable 27-28 It is important to first examine the change in music that was the fuel of the counterculture revolution Rock n Roll was born in the 1950s It was this birth that allowed
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