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Social Movements

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  1. Social Movements

  2. 1. Anti-Vietnam (Anti-War) • My Lai Massacre • 350 unarmed civilians (women, children, elderly) slaughtered • Helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson orders his men to fire upon aggressive Americans

  3. b. Chemical Warfare: kill trees to expose VietCong • Agent Orange = pesticide that causes long term health problems • Napalm = Flammable Jelly – intended to stick and burn… sears off flesh

  4. c. Kent State Students protest US invasion of Cambodia. broke windows downtown… burned ROTC building… throw rocks at National Guardsmen Shots fired… 4 dead, 9 wounded

  5. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, and Nash

  6. Woodstock “Make Love, Not War”

  7. “Hey Hey! LBJ, How many kids have you killed today” Reminder Start at 0:30 Mute 2:06-2:12

  8. 2. Feminism NOW (National Organization of Women) – goals: end sex discrimination in education and workplace maternity leave for working mothers gov’t funded day cares

  9. Can I stop smiling, my face hurts b. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan: explains discontent among middle class women c. Roe v Wade: Supreme Court Case legalizes abortion As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slip cover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night – she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question – “Is this all?”

  10. “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson – book about how DDT pesticides harm the environment as well as people Earth Day – April 22, devoted to environmental concerns EPA – Environmental Protection Agency … gov’t agency to address environment problems 3. Environmentalism

  11. Cuyahoga River Fire

  12. Great Society – LBJ’s goal to improve social welfare Medicare– basic healthcare for the aged Medicaid – healthcare for the poor 3. War on Poverty

  13. b. Reagonomics – tax cuts for the wealthy in hopes to improve the economy … the rich will invest their $$$.

  14. 5. Labor Movement Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Worker’s Union sought to improve conditions of migrant workers Organized nation wide boycott of CA grapes