How Did the 60s Change America?
‘We may not wear bell bottoms and tie-dye t-shirts anymore, and let’s not talk about what happened to our hair. But even though it’s been half a century since the 1960s, it’s a decade that continues to reverberate in our society, politics, culture, and institutions to this very day. In so many ways it was the Sixties that spawned today’s polarization and culture wars, which divide us now the way Vietnam did back then. From civil rights to feminism to gay liberation to the environmental movement to the silent majority, what started in the Sixties has shaped and influenced our country ever since.
To many, the presidency of Barack Obama symbolized the liberation movements of the Sixties. But it’s also important to ask how the Sixties produced the presidency of Donald Trump. It’s the Sixties, its meaning and its legacy that may well be the dividing line in our politics today.
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For more online lectures about America’s changes in the 1960s check out fascinating lectures such as 1964: The Election that Changed America, 1968: The Extraordinary Events of a Memorable Year, A Different America: How Our Country Has Changed From 1969 Through Today. Access to all recorded online lectures comes standard with OneDayU membership, click here to learn more.