The sixties had very significant importance in world history. Many incidents took place that decided the fate of nations. They have all landed to reform many ill-practices of society. The Sixties era has successfully endowed political as well as social reformation. In this article, you will be given a brief insight into the political and social climate of the sixties.
Radical Political Changes In The Sixties
1960 held significant importance in changing the face of politics radically. It was a golden period in the history of Africa. During this period, 32 countries got their freedom from the clutches of the European States. It marked a period of merriment for them. There were many states as well where the political affairs suffered a large breakdown.
The extreme situations were addressed by a large revolution from the mass. In the United States, people had taken over the power of political affairs because the president, as well as governing heads of the state, were incapable of governance. The power of the public and their revolution has marked an incredible success in the sixties.
The Woodstock Ventures Of the Sixties
The music festival of Woodstock is one of the most significant events of the sixties’ counterculture. The event was organized by a few young people and about half a million audience became a part of it. The audiences were hippies who believed and hailed from diverse parts of society. They gained encouragement for revolting against the ill-practices of society. The main concerning aim was to spread peace and love. The USA had been subjected to many revolutions in the sixties like the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. Woodstock event has brought together and given a platform to many people who wanted to unite with people. Music was an escape from the misfortunes of the states.
Formation Of The Great Society
John F. Kennedy was the president of the sixties’ the United States. People had faith in his promises, and he had assured them equality to all the citizens. However, the promises fell apart, much like the condition of the states. After the death of Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson rose to power and promised a nation, devoid of racial discrimination and social injustice. He coined the term of forming “the great society”. With the beginning of the great society, Johnson made sure that these changes must be beneficial to the underprivileged people. He gave training to jobless people. The availability of medical facilities is ensured, and old people are charged less for the same. Johnson made the education of young children possible during the sixties. Thus, you can say that it was an era of reformation.
The Vietnam War
It has been one of the most unlucky events in history. The war was destructive and many people lost everything. The medical expenses of the war are too expensive to bear. The aftermath of the war was too serious that it divided the nation into parts. Some of the youth marched on the roads to protest against the stringent practices of government. Some people escaped to Canada to stay away from the protest. This is how the sixties were and how people revolted against injustice.