Vietnam War- A war that was fought 1963 to 1972, in which 45,000 Americans were killed. The war was viewed differently by different groups of people.
Hippies- A group of people who opposed America's role in the Vietnam War. They believed in being equal, and everyone having the same things. They believed in universal love and peace. They wore odd-looking clothing, and believed in acting natural.
LSD- A drug that was often use by hippies. It is a hallucinogenic drug which changes the way a person sees reality. This drug affects the central nervous center.
Flower Children- Hippies were most commonly called this because they used the flower as a symbol of love and peace.
Beatles- An English band that were idolized by the Hippies. They sang folk and rock and roll. Two famous Beatles are John Lenin and Paul McCarthy.
Timothy Leery- A hippy idol, who experimented with drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
Woodstock- A famous concert, that lasted many days. It was a protest in itself. Many musicians sang songs opposing the Vietnam War.
Black Panthers- A black minority group, that advocated violence to accomplish its goals. They opposed blacks being sent to Vietnam.
Dr. Martin Luther King- A preacher who fought to get blacks their rights. He was nonviolent. He was later assassinated because of his views.
Fred Hampton- A famous Black Panther that set up food kitchens. He was later murdered by police.
SDS- The abbreviation for Students for a Democratic Society. Thier goal was to make students aware of what was really happening in Vietnam.
Eugene Joseph McCarthy- In 1968 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He captured much of his support with his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Bob Dylan- He was a musician whose lyrics became a vehicle for the SDS.
Tom Hayden- A student that was attracted by Bob Dylan. He wrote a statement of beliefs held by the SDS.