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The Counterculture and Vietnam

By Saltine
  • Port Huron Statement

    Port Huron Statement
    This manifesto of the Students for a Democratic Society was issued, outlining the reasons for their existance.
  • Berkely Free Speech Movement

    Berkely Free Speech Movement
    After the administration at the school decided to enforce rules against advocacy, a student movement rose up, let by Savio, including such actions as peaceful protests.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    A devastating series of suprise attacks were led by the North Vietnamese againse US and South Vietnamese troops in the middle of a cease-fire period.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was a festival in which hippies convened to indulge in drugs, sex, and rock and roll. It served as an accurate physical manifestation of the counterculture.
  • SALT 1

    SALT 1
    SALT 1 convened to try to hault the development of nuclear weapons for the US and the Soviets to prevent a war from breaking out.
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    Nixon ordered troops to invade Cambodia, sparking a series of anti-war protests the likes of which we had never seen before.
  • Kent State Massacre

    Kent State Massacre
    A group of protesters against the Cambodia invasion, along with some innocent bystanders, were shot by police.
  • Jackson State Killings

    Jackson State Killings
    A group of students protesting the Vietnam War was shot at by police, with several members dying.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    After the Watergate complex (home of the DNC) was broken into, Nixons men were caught, after which he staged a coverup which was eventually exposed, resulting in his resignation from office.