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The 1960s were a very controversial time for people all around the world Over the course of those ten years family structure changed lifestyles were altered and overseas battles were fought The United States was going through multiple problems with youth rebellion racial issues and the Vietnam War Our nation and others didnt always have such problems in its pre-60s years In the early years of the 1960s most families were close They followed a traditional style where the husband would work the wife would stay home and the children were respectable and well brought up Negro families were about the same except they had rougher lives and faced discrimination something not many people knew about at the time African American men and women all over the country were set on gaining more rights The separate but equal thing wasnt working out to well The Million-Man March the march to Selma and other peaceful protests were starting to get more common Martin Luther King Jr was a very powerful person of influence and leader of such protests Around this time in 1963 the president John F Kennedy was assassinated Linden B Johnson was the next president sworn in many blamed him for the war brewing in Vietnam By 1964 the Beatles and rock music had gained more popularity Family life became a little more distant when family members began to take different political sides and views on political issues Many young men were also drafted to fight in Vietnam The daughters were also becoming more subjected to older parties and more provocative party games Many college students were protesting the war and burning their draft cards A lot of those students wanted to know why our country was really fighting in the war They thought that they could also bring about the end of the war Anti-war demonstrations like the attempt to stop troop trains at Berkley were occurring more and more
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