The Hippie Movement.
Past generations have impacted the lives of young Americans. The 1960 - 1970 era was a.
time period where young people went through drastic measures in order to change their .
life style. Young people refused to follow the teachings of their parents, hence, .
created an unusual culture of their own. These changes would alter the values and .
morals that were passed on through prior generations. Due to the Vietnam war young .
people were drawn to love, peace, happiness, and freedom as a means of escape from the .
tragedy they had to face. This new generation ratified society strongly, therefore,.
they were given their own name. They came to be known as "hippies", "freaks", or .
"flower children". These names were given to young people who refused to follow old .
fashioned American values, as an alternative they involved their interests in protests, rock .
and roll, freedom, peace, and equality. Their unique way of dressing excluded them from .
the rest of society by expressing their views of the political and social aspects of the .
world. The sixty's were a trademark for one of the most dominant oppositions against .
wars. During the Vietnam war thousands of troops were sent to prevent an oppressive .
government from taking over and spreading communism. The social-political situation in .
Vietnam emphasizes that the war was not a result of an aggressive North Vietnam .
invading South Vietnam, but instead complicity of interrelated factors. Hippies felt very .
strongly about peace, therefore, held many protests expressing their opinions. The war .
created a negative domestic and international reaction. Having strong resignation against .
the war, hippies began spreading their intellectual thoughts about the suffering of troops .
in Vietnam by protesting. Protests for peace, happiness, love, and freedom were held .
nation wide. Soon the hippies became aware that the United States was losing the war as .