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Accessed April 07, 2019. - christian-right-180968942/., 2. 6 Foner, Eric Ed. Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History. 3rd Ed . 2011., 289.
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Antiwar groups signed several petitions to end the war and letter of protest. They wanted the government to focus on their own county’s problems and not others such as Vietnam and Soviet Union. The sixties faced several problems regarding racism, the spread of communism, and a new era where drugs became more part of society for youth groups. Youth groups would listen to rock and roll music at concerts, do drugs, and perform sexual acts. When Richard Nixon came into power he strived to end the wars between the United States of America and foreign communist counties. “He feared the division among Americans, whites were upset by the fight of African Americans had for civil rights equality. He took tight stands against antiwar movements and youth rebellion.” 7 New rights and understandings of freedom began to change how people perceived certain things. There was a transformation of status regarding both race and gender. “People knew what to expect from the government. However, it weakened public confidence in the government.” 8 The country was so diverse and indecisive. While protesting some people got killed, such as the Ohio’s Kent State University event. It resulted in four students getting killed while protesting. “The ROTC was burnt to the ground on campus after shots were fired. Two were killed at the scene, two died in the hospital, one became paralyzed, and eight were severely wounded.” 9 Events such this left the public in shock and terrified. Protests against the war became violent until the war was over. Richard Nixon ended the draft of men, which made an impact in society, mainly for the youth groups. When Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam, they were treated with disrespect by calling them names and throwing rotten food at them. The antiwar movements were a success but, challenged how they viewed freedom. “They made American 7 "The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History." The Sixties | Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Accessed April 07, 2019. ., 5.
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