The counterculture of the 1960s refers to a cultural protest
movement that developed in the United States between 1960 and 1973
as a reaction against the political conservatism and perceived
social repression that prevailed during the 1950s. The movement
gained momentum during the US government's extensive military
intervention in Vietnam. Many scholars of this era believe that the
peak years of this countercultural movement was from 1965 to 1974.
As the 1960s progressed, widespread tensions developed in American
society that tended to flow along generational lines regarding the
war in Vietnam, race relations, sexual mores, women's rights,
traditional modes of authority, experimentation with psychedelic
drugs and an interpretation of the American Dream based
predominantly on consumerism. New cultural forms emerged, including
the pop music of British band the Beatles, which rapidly evolved to
shape and reflect the youth culture's emphasis on change and
experimentation. The "British Invasion" went far beyond the Beatles
in impacting this counterculture movement.
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Frederic P. Miller
• Agnes F. Vandome
• John McBrewster
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