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A Watershed Decade.  The 1960s were a period when long-held values and norms of behavior seemed to break down, particularly among the young.

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1 A Watershed Decade

2  The 1960s were a period when long-held values and norms of behavior seemed to break down, particularly among the young.

3 POLITICAL ACTIVISM 16 MILLION CULTURAL REBELS  Many college-age men and women became political activists and were the driving force behind the civil rights and antiwar movements.  Other young people simply “dropped out” and separated themselves from mainstream culture through their appearance and lifestyle.

4 THE 1950STHE 1960S  OLD America  Conservatism, Complacency, and Contentment  Nuclear Family  Traditional role for women  Racially Segregated America  NEW America  Social Unrest, Reform and Revolution  Protean Family  New Freedom in Manners and Morals  Racially Integrated America

5 THE FIFTIESTHE SIXTIES  1950s America  1960s America

6 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s America  1960s America

7 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  Racial Segregation  Racial Integration

8 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  Housewife of 1950s  “The New Woman”

9 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s Male Identity  “The New Man?”

10 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s Suburbia  Anti-conformity

11 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s Nuclear Family  New Protean Families

12 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s Music  New Protean Music

13 BEFORE THE 60SAFTER THE 60S  1950s Sexual Mores  New Freedom in Manners and Morals

14 1950s Society 1. “Be Normal” 2. Control Your Emotions 3. Repress sexuality 1960s Society 1. “Do Your Own Thing” 2. “Let it all Hang Out” 3. “If it feels good, do it”

15  This course will explore the various religious traditions and religious history that makes American society diverse and pluralistic.

16  Judaism  Christianity  Islam

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