counterculture movement

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a period when long held values and norms of behavior seemed to break down, particularly among the young. Many college age men and women became political activists and were the driving force behind the civil rights and antiwar movements.

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the Vietnam War mushroomed, issues that touched on student freedom, such as dress codes, course requirements, discrimination by sororities and fraternities, and minority admissions, were hot topics on campus. Also the administration tried to control political activity at the University of California at Berkeley in the fall of 1964, the Free Speech Movement was formed.