The Story of the USA – The Sixties

 

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The Sixties Revolution Period

The story of the USA is a long and complicated story.

complicated – complex

The story has many chapters and many themes.

the main theme
sub-themes

One of the important periods in the history of the United States is “the Sixties”, which describes the period of new direction after World War Two and the conservatism of the fifties.

new direction
new directions

conservative – conservatisim

The influences around the sixties social revolution in the west began in the fifties and continued after into the seventies and beyond.

the fifties
the sixties
the seventies

Anti-Vietnam War Protest

The war in Vietnam is not our war.
Hell no!
We won’t go!
Hell no!
We won’t go.

What exactly did you hear?

We ain’t gonna go.
We are not going to go.

Hey. How are you doing?

eternity
eternal
for eternity

Draft Cards

A draft card is a number in a lottery which the government uses to choose soldiers. If you win, you become a soldier. If you lose, you are free. Or is it the other way around?

Somebody burned their draft card.

Do you have a draft card?
Do you have to do military service?
Have you ever done military service?

Is there compulsory military service in your country?
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What is the situation?

What exactly did you see?

Don’t fight.
No fighting!

We are not against the Soldiers

We are not against the soldiers.
We are against the war.

Are you for me or against me?
Are you for them or against them?
Are you for us or against us?

Taking sides means being polarised.

Whose side are you on?
Which side are you on?

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was a famous writer (poet and novelist) of the sixties.

Don’t become polarised.
If you become polarised, you can be manipulated.

There are no enemies.
We are all friends.
Let’s work together.


Link to more Sixties Video


Link to Military Industrial Complex Speech


Link to Sixties Film (Godspell)

Link to more video of Batman
Link to Kerouac and the Beat Poets

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