|The Woodstock music festival was held in 1969, one of the biggest demonstrations of the emerging counterculture.|
In this section you'll look at how the Age of Consensus came to an end. The emergence of the counter-culture and youth culture brought liberal ideas more to the fore than the had been in the much more conservative Consensus era. Multiculturalism was also on the rise - the "melting pot" of the United States bubbled on. What would all of this mean for American culture?
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- Youth Culture
- How did youth culture develop?
- What was the influence of rock 'n' roll? What were "delinquints"?
- How did the 1960s influence youth culture?
- How did the sexual revolution influence youth culture? Why did this end up reversing?
- The Counter-Culture
- What does counter-culture mean?
- How did the hippie movement develop?
- What part did rock festivals play in the development of the counter-culture?
- How did the counter-culture end?
- What inspired the growth in ethnic pride in minorities in the US in the 1960s?
- How did black, Latino and Native Americans express their ethnic pride?
- What was the goal of cultural diversity?
- Why did some people oppose multiculturalism?
|James Dean starred in "Rebel Without A Cause". Many older people in the 1950s and 60s were concerned that young people would turn out to be "delinquints", just like Dean's character in the film.|
2007: What contribution did Betty Friedan and/or Norman Mailer make to society in the United States?
2016, The United States and the World, Part B:
Write a short paragraph on Betty Friedan. (30)
Write a short paragraph on multiculturalism in the US. (30)
2015, The United States and the World, Part C:
What criticisms did Betty Friedan or Norman Mailer make about life in the US? (40)
2011, The United States and the World, Part B
Write a short paragraph on Norman Mailer. (30)
2010, The United States and the World, Part C:
What did Norman Mailer and/or Marilyn Monroe contribute to American culture? (40)
2006, The United States and the World, Part B:
Write a short paragraph on youth culture in modern America. (30)
|A "Brown Power" march in Los Angeles.|