The Counterculture



The 1960's were enormous of social change. Counterculture youth the culture standards of there parents especially with respect to racial segregation , the vietnam war , sexual mores , women's right and materialism. The counterculture divided the country.


A counterculture developed in the united states in late 1960's the movement lasted from about 1964 to 1972. New cultural forms emerged, including the music of the UK band the beatles, films by directors who were far less restricted by censorship, and the rise of hippie and other alternative lifestyles.


Hippies were often vegetarian and believed in eco friendly environmental practices. They championed free love and sexual liberation, particularly for women. They also promoted the use of psychedelic drugs which they believed expanded their consciousness.