The Student Movement of the 1960s


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The Student Movement of the 1960s
The student movement of the 1960s developed at a time of unrest and uncertainty, after the assassination of President Kennedy, the long investigation into how that occurred and whether or not others than Lee Harvey Oswald were involved. This was followed by the assassinations of Malcolm X and then Martin Luther King, and later by that of Robert F. Kennedy. Such a combination of events, along with the conspiracy theories that emerged after, suggested to many young people that traditional political action was no longer effective and perhaps not even viable. The Civil Rights Movement had highlighted the injustices in American society and the income disparities that separated the haves from the have-nots, and...
The end: also being stressed out of shape by assassinations, centralized political and police control, military action like that in Vietnam, and more. Over time, though, some of the movements shifted from believing that America had merely failed to believing that America was inherently corrupt and that only the complete overthrow of the established order would make possible real change.
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