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capitalism. After the protest they went underground. They planted small bombs in police offices and government buildings. They would accidently blow themselves up while making bombs. They were considered a domestic terrorist organism. They were hunted by the FBI and its last members were rounded up in 1980s.A.Impact of New Left and Anti-War Movement•Majority of Americans were appalled, outraged and horrified•Blamed postwar liberals1.Emergence of 1960s CountercultureA.By 1967 many gave up protesting.B.These people became the counterculture.A.Rebellion Against Existing Trends•They wanted to forget politics, rebelled consumerism and create their own culture that was counter to the existing culture. They were known as Hippies.•Their slogans were "Tune in, turn on, drop out", which meant to listen to rock, do drugs and quit school or work. "Sex, drugs & Rock and Roll"•Middle class morality was rejected. They believed in "free love"- which meant having multiple partners.•In San Francisco during the summer of 1967 they had the "Summer of Love". 10,000 people moved there. They had drugs, free food & healthcare available.•Instead of using experts they turned to astrology.•They attacked the American role of working your way up the corporate latter. •They weren't into money so they found ways to live without working or having money.•Abby Hoffman wrote a book called "Steal this book"A.But Also Fulfillment of Those Trends
•They weren't all that radical or rebellious because they came from middle and upper class families.•Eventually mainstream culture absorbed counterculture: •Premarital sex increased and the birth control pill came out. Sex on TV and movies increased. People began to accept it. It was adopted by mainstream culture.•Rock music was the poetic median for the counterculture. They sold their records threw huge corporations that the counterculture was suppose to be rebelling against. Eventually this was also adopted by the mainstream and music didn't contain rebellion anymore.•Drugs such as marijuana, LSD and mushrooms were popular. They thought this was the ultimate form of rejection but drug trade operated inside capitalism. Bulk was sold for profit just like capitalism, price increased with demand. Drugs became another consumer product. •Since counterculture was eventually taken in by mainstream culture it ended up being not that rebellious.A.Long Term Impact•Most Americans were appalled, disgusted and nervous at first but it eventually worked its way into the mainstream culture. •Some remained disgusted, such as Christians and right-winged politically people. They used it to attack postwar liberals who were responsible for counterculture. Nixon and Carter Years- 1970sThursday, April 24, 20083:12 PM1. Richard Nixon was Eisenhower's VP and ran for President but lost to Kennedy.