The Counterculture

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American History
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The Counterculture

The Counterculture

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Questions:What was the age known as? Why was Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco known as the the drug capital of the world? What three ideals did hippies live by?Who was Timothy Leary?How did Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die?

SUMMARY:In the late 1960's the idealistic youths were considered the counterculture. It was a culture so different from the mainstream cultures. The members of the counterculture were known as hippies. They believed in a community of peace, love, and harmony. This particular era was marked by rock 'n' roll music, unusual clothing, and illegal drugs. Hippies rejected conventional home life and lived communally on private property. A group of famous hippies were the beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. The movement declined after only a few years and gave way to violence. Thousands of hippies collected welfare and food stamps and were now dependent on the society that they had once rejected.

Important People:The Beatles: Role Model for hippies at the time.Timothy Leary: Promoted the use of LSD, which is a hallucinogenic, as a "mind expanding" aid for self awareness. He was a Harvard psychology professor and counterculture philospher.Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin: Both died of drug overdose, signalling a decline in the hippy movement.


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