Decade - 1960s
What social changes came with the hippie counterculture?
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Which of these social changes came from the hippie counterculture A.People being more interested in technology B.People rejecting Eastern religions C.People wearing more casual clothing D.People b?
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What were the social changes brought about by the hippie movement?
The Hippie Movement started in San Francisco, California and spread across most of the US during the late 60s and early 70s. Unlike the Beatniks, there were no real leaders of the Hippie Movement. The Beatniks were basically an intellectual movement that rejected the norms of society. The Hippies simply preferred an alternate lifestyle from the mainstream and had radical beliefs dealing with love, drug usage, war, and lifestyle. Hippies came from all different backgrounds but all were young and many came from wealthy families. Some rejected their parent’s lifestyle while others were simply outcasts of society and could only fit in with the Hippie population. Timothy Leary became the spokesman for the Hippies concerning drug usage. He favored the use of LSD and his famous admonition to the youth of America was “tune in, turn on, and drop out.” Bob Dylan became the major symbol and spokesman of Hippie culture as well as other singers, like Janis Joplin. While the Hippie culture did not last, many "hippies" entered the "main stream" of society as professionals, like teachers, and other occupations and brought some of their youthful ideas, toned down a bit, into society.