Hippie youth movement started in mid 60s, this movement happened in 60s was because so many things happened during that time, like president Kennedy was died, Vietnam War started and Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream” stimulated people against violence’s feeling. Material abundance and living problems of stimulation, so all this generation of youth advocated freedom, love and peace. They were happy and impulsive. The hippies were usually dressing weird and had long hair, very extravagant on outfit. Listened some particular music, these youth were usually came from rich family or had high income, so they didn’t need to worried about the money or other stuff because their parent or family would take care of it, therefore, they into hippie movement to against the war, and like live on the street to “experience” the poor’s lives. They were totally against violence. They liked the Indian, loved life and natural, so some people said that hippie were spreading Indian’s characteristic. In this picture, was from 60s and the girls’ make up was very impressing and she wearied so many necklets, it was common dressing during 60s. The Hippie movement was origin from San Francisco and New York. So, Hippie was an outstanding symbol from 60s and it showed the youth interested in 60s.
April 23, 2014
The text underneath the large white picture with a tiny car, says, “It makes your house look bigger. The car in this picture is a Beetle or a Bug produced by Volkswagen. This car was produced from the 1930s and is still in production and looks similar. After the Second World War German factories was restricted by the Allied countries of their production and sales in Germany as a precaution because they were scared that if no restrictions were enforced, Germany would be able to build a new “empire”. Sales were slow in Germany, and Volkswagen decided to try to sell this car in the United States. Trying to sell a tiny car to American consumers that wanted large items was hard. The picture above was one of the first advertisements for the Beetle in the Unite States of America. “It makes your house look bigger” is a statement that is kind of funny to me. In the 1950s the American economy was doing better again after the war. People were buying a lot of things, and Americans often like large items. By buying this small car and putting it in your driveway, Volkswagen meant that they sold a unique item, a product that would enlarge your house. The car sale exploded, and went form being a German pile of metal to a popular car among the United States’ citizens. This tells us about the people who lived at that time. They were concerned with how other people looked at them, and the way this car was advertised to the people shows how innovative and creative people in the 1950s was.
Preben Nicolai Martinsen
I chose to write about Credence Clearwater Revivals song ´´Fortunate Son´, which was released in 1969. I believe this song reflects the thoughts of the youth during the 1960´s draft perfectly.
During this time the United States were currently fighting in Vietnam. To be able to support this war the USA enlisted the draft. Thousands of young men were drafted into the military and shipped off to Vietnam. The draft caused panic and protests all across the country.
The draft worked like a lottery, where names with men born from 1944 to 1950 were put in jars and pulled, just like a lottery.
The drift system was constantly criticized, especially by the youth. The draft didn’t include every man in the USA born between 1944 and 1950. There were exceptions for the draft. Some people weren’t put on the draft list. These people were sons of politicians and those who currently were enrolled in higher education such as college. This is why the youth caused protests across the country.
This song by Credence Clearwater Revival reflects these thoughts by the youth. ´´Fortunate Son´´ means those fortunate ones of politicians and those who could afford college so that they weren’t put in the draft. This song was loved by the hippie movement of the 1960´s.
This is a picture of Dick Clark, the host of a popular TV show called American Bandstand. The show was broadcasted from Philadelphia, PA in August of 1957. This show was meant to show new musical talent as well as the artist sitting and talking with Dick for a minute. The talent would mouth the words to there pre-recorded tracks while teenagers from all across the United States would come to dance on the show while the bands played their music. For many artists such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson and others, this was their television debut. The show is responsible for helping to launch the national and international careers of many of these Rock ‘n’ Roll artists.
Rock ‘n’ Roll was frowned upon at the time by conservative America because of its very nature being influenced by Blues, which came from African Americans. The mixing of the two cultures was not viewed upon as a good thing for white American youth. The dance moves they did on the show were even frowned upon. The young people during this time wanted to be free and exercise their independence. After the world being at war it could be said that they just wanted everyone to be equal and to get along. The show was soon integrated and even allowed black teens on the show as well. Many parents did not approve of the show because they feared in the mixing of ethnicities which went completely against many conservative values at the time.
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