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In the turmoil of the 60s America was at war with Vietnam Butmore evident was the movement among the young people taking partin the protests and displays Many people were against this wasespecially the youth an unfair was the was seeing many of our youthbeing killed and drafted in America The mass exhibitions world wideagainst the Vietnam war saw millions of young people become unitedCounterculture Groups or movements existing within anmodern society and in any country which find themselves inopposition to governing and accepted mainstream ideas values andthe approved and sanctioned forms of self expression They wereagainst mainstream political thinking emotions and stylesIn the 60s the first of the baby boomers became teenagersSince they grew up during the cold war many of these young peoplefelt as if they were living on the edge of destruction With the threat ofnuclear war everything was blamed on the elders of this generationfor creating the world which they must live in This was called thegeneration gap The difference in attitudes between people ofThe hippies a name given to them by Micheal Fallon soughtafter a new lifestyle even more a lifestyle that was against the warThey believed in communities rather than normal traditional familyenvironments A common practice was sharing living quarterswithout regard to sex or martial status with the availability of the birthcontrol pill Many coffeehouses had a pad- a room with a fewmattresses on the floor and sleeping bags where anyone who wishedcould crash for a night or two Small groups began retreating to thecountry where they formed communes communities that sharedBob Dylan Like a Rolling Stone 1965Music was perhaps one of the main items of communicationand connection within the young generation Woodstock was a rockfestival that took place near Woodstock New York on August15-171969 It became a symbol of the 60s counterculture and amarker in the history of rock music Rock and roll was an internationalphenomenon that combined African American music with theelements of popular white music
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