By: Andre, Junior, Rajast, Dylan,Tirik

Counter Culture

The 1960's were 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. Other young people simply “dropped out” and separated themselves from mainstream culture through their appearance and lifestyle. Attitudes toward sexuality appeared to loosen, and women began to openly protest the traditional roles of housewife and mother that society had assigned to them.

Its a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm. Counter culture youth rejected the cultural standards of their parents, with respect to racial segregation, the Vietnam war, sexual mores, women rights, and materialism. Hippies were the largest counter cultural classification comprising mostly white members of the middle class. The counterculture movement divided the country.

The movement died in the early 1970's because most of their goals had become mainstream and because of rising economic troubles.