Exploring Social Movements: Individual versus Society

Exploring Social Movements: Individual versus Society

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Describes #BlackLivesMatter movement, Mohandas Gandhi,

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  •  America officially joined the Vietnam war in 1964. Soon after, protest erupted across the country: against American involvement in the war, against the government, and against President Richard Nixon.
  • Left-wing activists and college students formed peace groups across the country, teaching others about the atrocities of the war and leading them to protest against it.
  • The antiwar movement started in 1964 in the US and lasted until 1973. People against the war were struggling for their rights to choose whether or not to be in the war, but the government was getting in their way.
  • The government used their power to make the American military in Vietnam even stronger than it was before, and also to attempt to stop the protests and arrest protesters. There were no real allies, other than veterans of the war.
  • They were liberated by protesting enough to gain the attention of the government and ending America's involvement in the Vietnam war and eventually ending the war itself.
  • The antiwar movement fits the definition of an individual versus society conflict because it was very uncommon to rebel against the US government in any way.
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