Counterculture

Eddie, Jovany, Kalan, Priscilla

Counterculture

  • a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm.
  • The 1960s were a period when long - held values and norms of behavior seemed to break down, particularly among the young. Many college - aged men and women became political activists and were the driving force behind the civil rights and antiwar movements. Other young people simply "dropped out" and separated themselves from mainstream culture through their appearance and lifestyle.

Counterculture

  • One lasting change from the counterculture movement was in american diet.
  • Food stored would sell wheat grain, yogurt, and granola products completely foreign to the 1950s America.
  • Vegetarianism became really popular among youths.
  • Hippies were middle class whites they have tie dyed T Shirts included jeans and long hair and the life style embarced white pepole most os the time.

Music

  • The bond among many youths at the time was music.
  • Folk music was fused with rock, embodied the by the best-known solo artist of the decade, Bob Dylan.
  • Counterculture music became mainstream.

  • It is important to note that the counterculture was probably more than ten percent of the american youth population.
  • Most young Americans sought careers and lifestyles similar to their parents