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Culture, Values, and Movements of the 1960's

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Karla Holt

on 21 May 2014

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Transcript of Culture, Values, and Movements of the 1960's

The Civil Rights Movement "officially" began in 1954 after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional. The case was Brown vs. Board of Education. The Civil Rights Movement bled into the 1960's The Movement was based on racism and segregation and trying to put a stop to it. African Americans along with people from the other races willing to help with the cause, participated in sit-ins and other types of protests. The movement was initially moderately peaceful until, Malcolm X was assassinated. Important players in the Civil Right's Movement, include Malcolm X a Human Rights Activist, Martin Luther King Jr. , and Rosa Parks. Many groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, were completely against African Americans and that was the basis of their cult. They would murder African Americans and and people working the NAACP. (National Association of Colored People.) Many people were killed just for helping the Civil Rights Movement. Despite contrary belief, the government did take many strong stands in favor of equal rights. They placed acts prohibiting poll and other voting taxes, making literacy tests for voting illegal and authorizing federal examiners to register voters in federal and state elections. There restrictions helped with getting equality. The movement ended for the most part when the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was placed.
Civil Rights Movement

Women's Rights Movement
Women in the 1960's were treated like lesser beings. After World War II, Women were assumed to take lesser roles and step down from the industry buisness. This, however, did not seem likely to happen as women felt more empowered and wanted to keep their jobs, and authority. Women had the right to vote at this point but sometimes were paid less than men for the same job and amount of labor completed. Women wanted to be equal to men in all aspects. They had problems with family, sexuality and in the workplace. Women wanted to get rid of the stereotype that they had to be in the kitchen or raising the children. This movement is also known as the second wave of feminism. This specific "wave" was inspired partly from the Civil Right's Movement and the protests against the Vietnam War.
The Anti-Vietnam War Movement
The Anti-Vietnam War Movement is somewhat self - explanatory. This movement consisted of many companies and people, including Hippies, coming together to try to get the government to end the Vietnam War. People conducted protests, and sit-ins to try to persuade the government. This war, many believed, was going to tear the nation apart. The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars in U.S. history. It took the lives of around 58,000 Americans.
By: Karla J. Holt
In the 1960's freedom and benevolence was very important to the American people, as you will see based on the Movements/Revolutions that occurred.
Slang in the 1960's

A Gas- A wonderful time
"Gee that was
a gas.
All show no go- a car that looks nice but doesn't have
power/ can't move.
Ape- used with verbs "gone" or "went"
Bag- to steal
Bad- Awesome
Bread- Money
Blitzed- Drunk
Book- to leave a scene
Cat- Guy
Chick- girl or woman
Decked out- To dress up really nice.
Dibs- to call something and "own it." You call dibs
Dude- geek
Dig- do you understand?
Ditz-an idiot
Fab- fantastic
Fag- a cigarette
Far out- "awesome"
Fuzz- the police
Going steady- Dating only one person.

Surfer Slang from the 1960's

Ankle Busters- Small waves
Awesome- great, fantastic
Baggies- loose fitted-boxer-type swim trunks.
Barrel- Perfect wave
Body surf- surfing without a surf board
Boss- Excellent
Cowabunga- a yell of excitement.
Dude- a male surfing enthusiast.
Dork- someone who behaves inappropriately
Ding- a mark/ hole on your surf board
Gnarly- dangerous yet intriguing

The American People
The American people were having a sort of "Sexual Revelation," if you will. Society was changing their sexual standards, which led to some young people losing there religion, and taking different paths for spiritual enlightenment, and joining religious cults. Drug use was on the rise, many college students were participating in risky activity, such as using marijuana and LSD. This caused many family issues because of a parents natural concern with their child's well-being. People were also very involved in the movements, as they were really important, and based on equality.

Let's Take a Trip
The Hippie Movement

This movement was based on beliefs and social concerns. The people that was involved in this movement were called "Hippies." They believed that you're happiness and enjoyment of the action was more important the consequences or the legality. Hippies based most of their life decisions based on "if it feels good, do it," attitude. This movement began during the 1960s and ended in around the 1970s. Many Hippies described this as a religious movements, others described it as an awakening period. Drugs, alcohol, and the sexual revolution were generally associated with Hippies. Some lived in special communities with other Hippies. Hippies were very concerned about not being "Mainstream" or"square" and not following modern fashions. Hippies usually wore tie-dye shirts and second-hand clothes that can be bought in flea markets.
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