Fs3: The Swinging Sixties Context.
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The sixties are thought of by many as one of the most exciting decades of the last century. It was marked by a sense of hope and optimism, the feeling that the world was changing for the better and the restrictive lifestyles of the period immediately after the war and the fifties was no longer necessary. Young people everywhere were contributing to a cultural, sexual and social revolution that would eventually transform ways of thinking.
Towards the end of the sixties, the Vietnam War broke out, and huge masses of youths were protesting all over the States in the name of peace. The Woodstock concerts took place, and the civil rights movement managed to finally put end to 200 years of Black slavery in America. Jfk was president and became, until his assisanation, the symbol of a progressive politics.