USH - Chapter 21 (Counterculture and Reform)
Chapter 21, Mr. Snyder's class
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Group that rejects the values, norms, and practices of the larger society and replaces them with a new set of cultural patterns
A district in San Francisco largely seen as the birthplace of the Counterculture.
3 day rock concert in upstate N.Y. August 1969, exemplified the counterculture of the late 1960s, nearly 1/2M gather in a 600 acre field
Author of The Feminine Mystique (1963), which raised the issue of a woman's place in society and how deadening suburban "happiness" could be for women; her ideas sparked the women's movement to life in the 1960s.
The Feminine Mystique
Written by Betty Friedan, journalist and mother of three children; described the problems of middle-class American women and the fact that women were being denied equality with men; said that women were kept from reaching their full human capacities. Triggered the modern women's rights movement.
National Organization for Women
Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) called for equal employment opportunity and equal pay for women. NOW also championed the legalization of abortion and passage of an equal rights amendment to the Constitution.
The belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men
Social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world from undesirable changes brought about by human actions.
20th century author, journalist, and advocate of woman's rights; on of the leaders of the woman's liberation movement. The founder of Ms. Magazine.
a female anti-feminist who led the campaign to defeat the ERA claiming it would undermine the American family
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment to the Constitution to guarantee the same rights to both men and women
Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The court ruled that state laws could not restrict abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Based on 4th Amendment rights of a person to be secure in their persons (Right to Privacy).
Nonviolent activist leader for Latino rights. Organized a boycott to draw attention to poor treatment of Hispanic migrant farm workers.
American Indian Movement
A Native American organization founded in 1968 to protest government policies and injustices suffered by Native Americans; in 1973, organized the armed occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Clean Air and Clean Water Act
Enviornmental protection laws; showed America's changing attitude toward conservation.
Enviornmental Protection Agency
Government agency that was established in 1970 with the purpose of protecting human health and our environment
First american to orbit the Earth
1st person to walk on the moon; U.S. Apollo 11; July, 1969; his famous words - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Preached that drugs could free the mind and encouraged young people to "tune in, turn on, and drop out."
Predominately Hispanic group of farmers that migrated from farm to farm picking fruit and vegetables.
United Farm Workers
organization of migrant workers formed to win better wages and working conditions led by Cesar Chavez
organized fight against discrimination faced by Latinos in education, employment and the legal system
Japanese American Citizens League
A group that pushed the government to compensate those Japanese-Americans sent to the camps for their lost property
Consumer rights activist who in the 1960s and 1970s attacked corporate Americas unsafe products. Wrote book about the auto industry called Unsafe at Any Speed
A day set aside for environmental education, celebrated annually on April 22
Published Silent Spring in 1962; documented the environmental damage done by DDT and other pesticides.
A book written to voice the concerns of environmentalists. Launched the environmentalist movement by pointing out the effects of civilization development. By Rachel Carson.