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  1. Counterculture By Kole Boe

  2. What is Counterculture? • A culture with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture. • An era of time in the 1960’s and 1970’s where people questioned America’s materialism and cultural and political norms.

  3. Hippies • Lived in the Age of Aquarius • Had long hair, wore colorful clothes, and lived in communes. • They used drugs for greater self-awareness and inner peace. • Held protest and did not believe in war.

  4. Beliefs • Life should be lived in peace, love, and harmony. • American Society had grown hollow. • Rebellion against the government. • Practiced Zen Buddhism.

  5. Art • Discovery of “Pop” art. • Andy Warhol was the most popular counterculture artist. • Usually very colorful and full of culture. • Left a lasting imprint of American culture.

  6. Fashion • People grew longer hair. • Men had beards and mustaches. • Women dressed for color and comfort. • Natural and peaceful.

  7. Music • Brought out the rise of Rock music. • Allowed teenagers a voice of rebellion and protest. • The Beatles were the most famous rock band of the time.

  8. Woodstock Music and Art Fair • The most famous event of rock history! • Had an attendance of about 500,000 people. • Located on a 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. • Had 32 music performances. • Gave people nearly three days and night of non-stop peace, love, and rock and roll.

  9. The Beatles • The most Famous rock band of the Age of Aquarius. • Consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, and George Harrison. • Influenced hippies and the counterculture movement.

  10. Drugs • LSD and Marijuana were commonly used drugs to help explore the inner mind and achieve harmony. • LSD was invented Timothy Leary. • Believed to help achieve greater self-awareness and inner peace.

  11. Make Love, Not War • Many people protested the Vietnam War. • War was believed to be unnecessary. • Many protested society by leaving it. • Counterculture became dangerous.

  12. The Decline of Counterculture • People gave away to violence and disillusionment. • Communes became violent. • People became homeless. • Charles Manson murdered Sharon Tate.

  13. Counterculture Lives On! • It influenced America’s culture today. • It changed the style of music forever. • It will never be forgotten.

  14. The End