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  • Hippie Belief In Peace And Love
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    The Politics and Culture of the 1960's Hippie Movement As the nineteen fifties turned into the early sixties, the United States remained the same patriotic, harmonious society of the previous decade; often a teen's most difficult decision was choosing what color lipstick to wear to the prom. Yet after 1963, a dramatic change slowly developed in the cultural, social, and political beliefs of America, particularly the youth. The death of President Kennedy, the new music, the quest for civil rights...
  • Eastern Culture To The Hippie Culture
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    Aviv Grill The Sixties From Recreation To Revolution Dont worry, be happy. This phrase for the most part summed up the philosophy of the hippie culture. People were to love each other, and there was happiness and bliss. The hippie philosophy, though, didnt just create itself. The hippie movement was revolutionized by Eastern influence in the areas of spirituality, music, theater, art, and drugs. The views of the East made the hippie culture more than just a small group of extremists. The power o...
  • Hippy Way Of Life
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    "Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again". (Stolley 238) Counterculture by definition is a culture, especially of young people, with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture. Counterculture way of life in the 1960's featured the ideas of, peace, love, music, drug use, freedom of sexuality, and much more, these ideas were mostly associated with the hippies. Hippies were mostly rebellious young people who want...
  • Drug Culture In The 1960's The Hippies
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    "People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around- the music and the ideas" - Bob Dylan (1992) From 1964 to 1968, there swelled a gigantic wave of cultural and political change that swept first the city of San Francisco, then the whole United States, and then the world. The efforts of the pioneers in the Haight-Ashbury to create an enlightened community took about two years, from 1964-66, to reach the flashpoint, and during those years the mus...
  • Hippie Counterculture The Hippie Movement
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    The Hippie Counterculture The Hippie Movement changed the politics and the culture in America in the 1960's. When the nineteen fifties turned into the nineteen sixties, not much had changed, people were still extremely patriotic, the society of America seemed to work together, and the youth of America did not have much to worry about, except for how fast their car went or what kind of outfit they should wear to the Prom. After 1963, things started to slowly change in how America viewed its polit...
  • Their Music And Drugs Hippies
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    The Hippie Culture Many generations have come and gone, and many have made an impact on American life. The Sixties were definitely one of those generations that left its mark in history. The people of this generation didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture, which was their very own (Harris 14). This new subculture was such a radical society that it was given it's own name which is still used to this day. They came to be known as, the Hippies. The H...
  • Their Music And Drugs Hippies
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    Hippy Movement Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own (Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be ...
  • Use Of Drugs
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    The 1960's I picked this historical period of time because many crazy and wild things happened. This decade contained many political social musical and business aspects. The hippies were a main part of the social aspect of this decade. If you were a freethinking individual who did many mind-altering drugs then you might have been considered a Hippie. Hippies also made up the biggest social protest of this decade. They rejected traditional society The Hippies movement was closely tied to the anti...
  • Their Own Little Communities Like Brook Farm
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    Transcendentalism is the belief that matters of ultimate reality transcend, or go beyond, human experience. Transcendentalist thinking began during the American Renaissance with writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. However transcendental thinking did not begin with Thoreau and Emerson, but as Emerson called it, it is the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mold of these new times. Transcendentalism is based on the ancient philosophy of Idealism, which originates with Plato...
  • Music Hippies
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    Speech on Hippies Intro- He shoots he scores you guessed it I am here to talk about the hippies of the sixties and seventies. I am here to answer some questions you might have about hippies like what are hippies what music inspired them what cooky things did they do what did they believe in a couple familiar names of this age are Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles, Bob Marley, and more The point of a hippie- The whole point of being a hippie is that peace is the onl...
  • Old Hippy Generation
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    What is a hippy A hippy Is mainly a teenager growing up in the 40's and 50's areas and becoming a hipster or a hippy in the 60's. They are down to earth people, with customs of there own. They developed there style or way of life in everything they did, music, clothing, ideology and drugs. Because of drugs they wear known as dirty old pot smoking hippy's. They felt they could smoke pot any wear and everywear, and they did. They smoked at many social gatherings and protests, they believed that ma...
  • 3 Many Hippies
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    Hippies The 1950's gave to America certain ideals and values that were strongly followed and enforced, some of the people in the following generation took those ideals and attempted to destroy them. Most of them were just teenagers or young adults, but they all agreed that the lifestyle and beliefs that their parents and most other adults established didnt make sense and needed to be changed. These kids started to defy authority and soon were getting encouragement from popular bands, actors, and...
  • Hippie Movement
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    Social Change Counter-culture movement Part #1 This social / cultural movement occurred during the late 60's and the early 70's. People that participated where mostly white middle-class students which were referred to as Hippies. Many of them believed in the New Left Movement whose concern was that the American society with its materialism, technology and war had grown hollow and that something ought to be down against that. Hippies fought for the abolishment of every hierarchy, so that people w...
  • New Drug
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    Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around them. This lead to a subculture labeled as hippies, that as time went one merged into a mass society all its own. These people were upset a...

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