lecture27 - 01:13 Todays Points 1 Between the mid 1960s and...

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01:13 Today’s Points 1. Between the mid 1960s and the mid 1970s, global economic changes shook the foundations of America’s prosperity and geopolitical power. 2. At the same time, political events abroad and at home undermined trust in civic leaders and in institutions of social and moral authority. 3. As a result, large numbers of Americans began to search for new certainties and sources of faith. This cultural change would create the conditions for a major transformation of American politics. Pt. III—The High Point and Rapid Decline of Youth Politics A. The Woodstock Festival B. The 26 th Amendment (1971) Woodstock possible id!!!! August 15-18, 1969 500, 000 people attend concert festival. Blend of revolution and hippy capitalism. Largest single gathering of youth culture Talk of the “Woodstock nation” and “youth vote” as a new political power Largest single congregation of 60s’ youth SIGNIFICANCE Power in numbers Woodstock and Politics “Woodstock is how it is going to be in the future. We have the numbers. The loving and the
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course HIST 207 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Cal Poly.

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