Presentation on theme: "Public Protest in the 1960s. Doves V Hawks Hawks: –Conservative Republicans and Democrats Doves: –Challenged morality and effectiveness of the war. (Escalate."— Presentation transcript:
Public Protest in the 1960s
Doves V Hawks Hawks: –Conservative Republicans and Democrats Doves: –Challenged morality and effectiveness of the war. (Escalate the war drastically and win it, or negotiate an American withdrawal?)
Draft Resistance Why? A rich mans war being fought by the poor Exemptions from the draft? Fleeing the United States.
What is he doing? Why?
A Draft Today? No Student Deferment Cant buy your way out. Older you get the further down on the list you go.
Young Radicals and the SDS Students for a Democratic Society: –A true democracy and equality. Free speech, Draft, Civil Rights issues, Vietnam War. Use media to their advantage.
Campus Explosion Berkley –Free speech Kent State: –Expansion into Cambodia –4 dead Jackson State: –Racism –2 dead 9 wounded.
The Weathermen (WUO) Left wing split off the SDS in late 1960s. –Most militant wing. –Goal to overthrow of the govt and capitalism. Days of Rage: oct 1969 –Declared war on U.S. –Laid claim to 25 bombs across the U.S. to govt buildings and banks. –Bombed Justice buildings, Pentagon, and planned attacks against Army Bases.
Believed that liberal america was taking over. Becoming a society of free loaders, sex and drug addicts. America loosing the moral grounds on which it was built. Most of America didnt approve of the hippie movement and believed that Americans should continue to support the war.
We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee; We don't take our trips on LSD We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street; We like livin' right, and bein' free. I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee, A place where even squares can have a ball We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all We don't make a party out of lovin'; We like holdin' hands and pitchin' woo; We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy, Like the hippies out in San Francisco do. And I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee, A place where even squares can have a ball. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all. Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear; Beads and Roman sandals won't be seen. Football's still the roughest thing on campus, And the kids here still respect the college dean. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
Journal What do you think you would have been, a DOVE or a HAWK? Explain why. What would you consider yourself with the current war in Iraq?