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Chapter 32 NotesRebellion and Reaction: The 1960s and 1970s-1.What created the social rebellion during the 1960s and 1970s and how did the rebellion impact theUnited States?
New LeftIn the 1960s, American students formed what became known as New Left. In 1962, a group of students gathered inMichigan to form an organization to give voice to their demands: Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) (formed byTom Hayden and Al Haber, two University of Michiganstudents,). This was a student radicalism organization that was determined to build a new politics.Students for a Democratic SocietyIn 1962, a group of students gathered in Michigan to form an organization to give voice to their demands: Studentsfor a Democratic Society (SDS) (formed by Tom Hayden and Al Haber, two University of Michigan students,). In 1962Hayden and Haber convened a meeting of sixty activists at PortHuron, Michigan, where Hayden drafted what became known as the Port Huron Statement which began by saying:“We are the people of this generation, bred in at least moderate comfort, housed in universities, lookinguncomfortably to the world we inherit.”Port Huron StatementIn 1962 Hayden and Haber (founders of SDS) convened a meeting of sixty activists at Port Huron, Michigan, whereHayden drafted what became known as the Port Huron Statement which began by saying: “We are the people of thisgeneration, bred in at least moderate comfort, housed in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit.”Free-Speech Movement (FSM)A 1964 dispute at the engage in political activities on campus was the first outburst of what was to be nearly adecade of campus turmoil. It was led by Mario Savio at University of California at Berkley,it protested on behalf ofstudents rights. It spread to colleges throughout the country discussing unpopular faculty tenure decisions, dresscodes, dormitory regulations, and appearances by Johnson administration officials.Columbia UniversityThe Columbia Student Revolt occurred at Columbia University in NY when members of the SDS Columbia chapterled a revolt that was highly televised by the New-York based national media. There Mark Rudd, an SDS leader, led asmall cadre of radicals in occupying the president’s office and classroom buildings. They also kidnapped a dean—allin protest of the university’s decision to displace neighboring African-American housing in order to build a newgymnasium. Police ended up arresting students which fueled further protests. It spread the name of SDS and as aresult SDS saw an increase in membership from 1968-69.
Democratic National Convention 1968

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