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The First Amendment guarantees Americans the right of free speech, and to assemble to protest government

policies. Rarely in American history have these rights been used on so massive a scale as during the 1960s. This photograph of an antiwar demonstrator placing flowers in the rifles of U.S. soldiers outside the Pentagon (the headquarters of the American military, in the nation's capital) at a 1967 rally against the Vietnam War was reproduced around the world. Some 100,000 protesters took part in this demonstration.


1.Do you think that the photographer intended to suggest that peaceful protest is an effective way of spreading the antiwar message, or conversely, the futility of peaceful resistance to the powerful weapons of war?


2.What elements of life in the 1960s seem to clash in this image?

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