Week 11 lecture notes : The 60's Youth movement & protest
Week 11 lecture notes : The 60's Youth movement & protest History 1302
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Week 11 Lecture The 60 s Youth Movement and Protest ID The Great Society Believing that disparities in housing income employment and health were ultimate a federal responsibility Lyndon B Johnson enacted his Great Society legislative program While this program did reduce the number of Americans living in poverty resentment over federal antipoverty programs produced backlash among many whites D60 s Youth the 19605 witnessed a powerful youth movement as well in fact the younger generations skepticism of corporate and bureaucratic authority political activity strong emotional identification with the underprivileged and intense desire for instant gratification had a major impact on politics music art and fashion through creating a counter culture that rejected individualism competition and capitalism the youth of the 19605 eventually fell victim to their own excesses ID women s rights A new feminist movement emerged in the 605 united by a belief that women have historically occupied a subordinate position in politics education and the economic system and though congress passed an equal rights amendment ERA in 1972 it was never ratified by the constitutionally required 38 states Nevertheless since the 1960 s women have made enormous social gains though they still typically earn about 77 cents for every dollar paid to men ID Identity Politics the 19605 broadened the traditional definition of civil rights as the politics of identity exploded in the United States Thus as African Americans and women demanded much needed reform5 other groups who felt on the margins of American society organized as well for example under the banner of civil rights Mexican Americans native Americans and gay Americans increasingly demanded fair treatment