SocietalShift & ConflictPerspective
Bob Dylan performs a song, “The Times They are a Changin” for the first time
It changed society because since the song is about the issues of the 60's, it was a song that recognized the change nationally. It captured the social and political minds of the 60's.
The Beatles come to America
The societal change was huge. They came to America after on of their albums sold one and half million copies in America and began performing concerts there. Everyone loved the Beatles and was a huge social figure and began the "British Invasion".
Growing your hair out long
The social influence was encouraged by the counterculture movement to not shave. Longer hair remained popular due to rebellious youth.
Timothy Leary- LSD
During the 1960's, the counterculture movement was still big, so using drugs was a big thing. Having a teacher tell students that taking LSD encourages them to, which leads them to drug use in the future.
Malcolm X's rise
This changed the way society looked at the African American freedom movement. Cops would have to clear streets from the protesting and the beating in order to get them to stop.
Bull Connor and his Fire Hoses
Society saw this as an international symbol of racism. His actions to deny equal rights to African Americans made the southern states more racist.
The pill becomes widely available in the US
A lot of people began to use it. The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for the government to prohibit married couples from using birth control. Another societal shift was in a case where the Supreme Court ruled birth control pills legal for all Americans.
Engel V Vitale
This caused a giant controversy due to America being the land of the free which means freedom of religion.
This made Americans very suspicious of the government and who actually got elected or who cheated their way in to office.
Everyone in the world heard about this event and Americans were shocked. Society changed by having more airport security, more Air safety, and even more troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.