Category Archives: Counterculture Movement & the Sixties

Voting Rights Act of 1965, primary source document with analysis questions

Click on the link below to download excerpts from the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Excerpts from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Click on the link below to download full text of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Transcript … Continue reading

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“The Enemy In Your Hands” Conduct Card, Vietnam, 1967

“The Enemy In Your Hands” As a member of the U.S. Military Forces, you will comply with the Geneva Prisoner of War Convention of 1949 to which your country adheres. Under these Conventions: You can and will: Disarm your prisoner. … Continue reading

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Nine Rules of Conduct Pocket Card for US Military Personnel – Vietnam War, 1967

This card entitled, “Nine Rules For Personnel of US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam,” was carried by U.S. soldiers. Pocket Card, “Nine Rules” Rules: The Vietnamese have paid a heavy price in suffering for their long fight against the communists. We military men are … Continue reading

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How did the Vietnam Draft Lotteries Work?

In response to criticism of the draft’s inequities, on December 1, 1969, the Selective Service System conducted two lottery drawings – the first draft lottery since 1942, at its headquarter in Washington to determine the order in which men of … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson “Silent Spring” (1962) Excerpt

Silent Spring is an environmental book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on September 27, 1962, citing adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of … Continue reading

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What is the Historical Context of this Document? (1963) Dealey Plaza/ Dallas – JFK Assassination

What is the Historical Context of this Document? – Activity Great Hook Activity for Sixties unit. Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document? Step One: Students examine the primary source document. Step Two: Students answer the … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon’s surface (1969) Primary Source Analysis Activity

  On June 20, 1969, U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon’s surface. The attached primary source document is an audio transcription of the conversation between the Houston Space Center and Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Click … Continue reading

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