Counter Culture Background Information

The Counter Culture refers mainly to a cultural movement of the 60s and 70s that affected societies around the world, particularly American and British.  With regards to the American Counter Culture Movement, the social tensions caused by the Vietnam War only fueled the movement.  The Counter Culture involved movements to draw attention to not only U.S questionable involvement in the Vietnam War, but also race relations, women's rights, and the American Dream.  In an era influenced by new music and psychedelic drugs, these activists were able to create enough noise to become a real powerful agent in American society.  The Counter Culture was thought to have come to an end when the U.S agreed to withdraw from Southeast Asian flashpoint communist wars and with the resignation of Nixon in 1974.

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