The Sixties “Don’t trust anyone over 30” By: Johnathan Alford Megan Hudson Devon Eberling
Introduction • The sixties were a time of change. The psychedelic 60s as it was called changed the course of history. Many things were tried and invented. Things like drugs, rock-n-roll, and many types of fashion. As well as the Vietnam war, civil rights movement, and the assassinations of political leaders.
Address to the Nation • President Nixon said that war is a horrible experience for a nation so he wanted to raise the number of withdrawals from the Vietnam War. In June of 1969 he announced a withdrawal of 25,000 men. By May 1st almost half of the troops in Vietnam were brought home.
The Freedom of Speech Movement • Student protest about the ban on on-campus political activities. They set up info tables on campus and were soliciting donations for civil rights causes. It started at the Berkeley campus and was a pivotal movement for the civil liberties in The Sixties
Music Rock’n’roll Folk rock Doo-wop Psychedelic Soul Pop Blues British invasion Motown sound Bossa nova Jazz fusion Musician The Beatles Rolling stones Jimi Hendrix Little Richard Ray Charles Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding The Who Dave Clark Five Led Zeppelin Grateful Dead The Supremes Pink Floyd Music and Musicians
Films Rebel Without a Cause Easy Rider The Trip The Big Chill Full Metal Jacket One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Jennie Shurf’s Manchurian Candidate Actors / film writers Ken Kesey Peter Fonda Jack Nicholson Dennis Hopper James Dean Film Cultures
TV shows • Batman • The Addams Family • The Andy Griffith Show • Gilligan’s Island • Flipper • I Dream of Jeannie • The Munsters • The Twilight Zone
Drugs • LSD • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) helped make the sixties what it was. LSD let people look at things with the different angle their psychedelic trance • Marijuana • During the sixties, as people were trying to find new ways to explore pleasure and ways of bringing it about, marijuana became an obvious choice • Magic mushrooms • During the sixties, many people experimented with mushrooms in addition to other, stronger psychedelics to help them get a new perspective on their world
Events / Major brake through • The space race • The 1st working laser • The 1st trans-atlantic satellite broadcast • The 1st computer game • Touch tone phones • The 1st successful minicomputer
Economics • In the 1960s housing and computer industry overpowered automobiles, chemicals, and electrically powered consumer durables. In 1962 the five largest industrial corporations accounted for over 12 percent of all assets in manufacturing. GM had larger incomes than all the farms in the U.S.
Anti-War Movement • A mass movement that began as an opposition to the Vietnam War. It was based on the 1950s peace movement. By the mid 1960s it centered on the universities and churches. People started to avoid the draft, and the voter age limits were challenged by the phrase, “If you're old enough to die for your country, you're old enough to vote.”