History

THE 60’S-80’S
IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DIVIDED NATION AND CULTURE DURING THE 1960’S-70’ WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE VIETNAM WAR.
Task:

Purpose read chapter 30-3 in the Americans text (948).

Watch segments of Letters Home

ANTI-DRAFT

THE NEW LEFT

THE NEW LEFT

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), headed by Tom Hayden called for “participatory democracy” in universities.
Students at U.C. Berkeley started sit-ins in 1964 to protest prohibition of political canvassing on campus.
Amendment 26 -18 year old voting rights.
PROTESTS: BE, SIT, AND TEACH-INS

COUNTERCULTURE

Felt alienated by bureaucracy, materialism, and the Vietnam War.
Turned away from politics in favor of an alternative society (Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll).
WOODSTOCK

THE “SILENT MAJORITY”

THE “SILENT MAJORITY”

November 3, Nixon televised his appeal to the great “silent majority,” who presumably supported the war.
Aimed largely at middle class Americans who sought law and order;
Symbolized the rise of a conservative backlash against liberalism
BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS BY BARRY SADLER

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men we’ll test today
But only three win the Green Beret
Trained to live, off nature’s land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men we’ll test today
But only three win the Green Beret
Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request
Put silver wings on my son’s chest
Make him one of America’s best
He’ll be a man they’ll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

FORTUNATE SON, CCR-1969

Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
ooh, they’re red, white and blue.
And when the band plays “Hail To The Chief”,
oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no senator’s son,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no,

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don’t they help themselves? oh.
But when the taxman come to the door,
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no, no.
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no.

Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give,
oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh,

It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no military son, SON, NO
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, NO NO

It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain’t me, it ain’t me,
I ain’t no fortunate son, son son son

KENT STATE

OHIO, CSNY-1974

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s comin’.
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin’.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s comin’.
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin’.
Four dead in Ohio.
WOMEN’S MOVEMENT

GRISWOLD V CONNECTICUT & ROE V WADE

ERA

CHICANO MOVEMENT

AIM

STONEWALL RIOTS 1969

RESISTANCE AND BLACK POWER

MALCOLM X

BLACK PANTHER’S

BLACK PANTHERS

Revolutionary social movement to organize African American men in northern and western cities to fight for liberation.
— In effect, became a para-military organization to protect blacks from white violence (e.g. police brutality)
“LONG HOT SUMMERS”

Poverty, unemployment, & racial discrimination common in major inner-cities.
Empty promise of racial equality in the North ignited rage in many African American communities
“LONG HOT SUMMERS”

RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED

1968

1972

REAGAN AND THE “NEW RIGHT” 1980

Received vigorous support from the including evangelical Christian groups like Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.
The “Religious Right” denounced abortion, pornography, homosexuality, the ERA, and especially, affirmative action.
ii. Championed prayer in schools and tougher penalties for criminals.
c. Reagan denounced the activist govt and failed “social engineering” of the “Great Society” in the 1960s.
1980

VIETNAM AND THE DOMINO THEORY

TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION

NAPALM

NAPALM ATTACK, JUNE 8, 1972, NICK UT, ASSOCIATED PRESS, WINNER OF PULITZER PRIZE. KIM PHUC IS THE NAKED CHILD

MASSACRE AT HU: TET OFFENSIVE

PRESS AND MEDIA

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