Iconic moments of the 1960's and early 1970's, in no particular order. As the Vietnam war was still on people began to do their own thing . Such as other movements such as the Beat Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. People also wanted to be able to express themselves as the pleased. Such as vibing with peace and love. Some of these people became what is know as "Hippies". Hippies were invloved in many peaceful protest as well as riots which were not all that peaceful. As so they soon had the freedom to have the sexual relations they wanted they had the influence to "tune on to drugs and tune off from society" and of course let's not forget about the Rock & Roll .
Rock - n - Roll had became the booming generation. In the 1960's the beatles were the music at the time. Where they would protest songs about civil rights and peace movements. Many hippies lived together in communes which is where hippies would share common interests and recources. Hippies also would dress whatever they wanted and did drugs, where it free minded them and relax themselves from society. The is from Across the Universe and the whole movie just plays songs from the Beatles. And I chose this scene because it shows how hippies were living life.
As the counterculture loses popularity by the 1980's is came upon with many downfalls. For example drug use and sex led to overdoses and STDs. Which isn't that surprising with the knowledge that we have now. Since that was that the main idea of the counterculture to have freedom of expression and be able to do whatever they wanted to do or say. As this came to an end this social experiment ended and most hippies joined mainstream America once again.
As the 80's rolled the problem with the environment came with it. Problems that they were trying to fix such as putting solar panels but that in fact polluted the air. Water in damns were infected with bacteria and basically the government wanted the people to fix it. Which wasn't quite fair because they weren't putting any effort into fixing the environmental issues. Now that we see it all these have now affected us In many ways as well . In fact while this was happening people joined together to make the government help keep the world a better place , peaceful protests of course which mainly did not help as much but slowly this began to change.
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is an amendment that guarantees equal rights for all citizens regardless of gender. It ended up the discrimination against women in terms of employment, property, and etc. In the video, Phyllis Schlafly, a lawyer and political organizer who became an opponent of feminism, claims that ERA(Equal Rights Amendment ) will take away some of the benefits from women, such as exemption from the draft.
Womans movement of the 1960's and 1970's were referred as the second wave of feminism. It was a struggle for woman, such as work equality. Woman didn't want to be viewed as housewives they wanted to redefine the way they were viewed. Some needed to work to support themselves or their families. Working woman often found themselves stuck whith the same jobs.
Broader Mexican American social and political effort grew. California colleges/high schools and other states with Mexican American population, Chicano students demanded that teachers taught about their culture and backgrounds. Focused on quality of life issued. Reducing poverty and discrimination and providing better opportunities for Latinos. Movement energy: Concentrated on attaining political strength for Latinos. Hispanics gained greater representation in state, country, and city governments.
Cesar Chavez fought for the rights for farm labors. On 1962 he organized a farmworkers union in Delano, CA. Late 1960's he merged his union with Separate Union of filipino farm laborers to form what become United Farm Workers (UFW) Committed to nonviolent tactic. Workers strike and consumer boycott of table grapes. Dolores Huerta helped Chavez top aide the UFW urged people across the nation to boycott the California grapes. In 1975, California passed a law requiring collective bargaining between growers and union representatives. Farm workers finally had a legal basis to ask for better working conditions.