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THE AMERICAN RELAYER - Issue 5
Politics in the United States
The Emergence of Counterculture
A counterculture developed in the United States in the late 1960s, lasting from approximately 1964 to 1972, and coinciding with America's involvement in Vietnam. It was characterized by the rejection of conventional social norms—in this case, the norms of the 1950s. The counterculture youth rejected the cultural standards of their parents, specifically regarding racial segregation and initial widespread support for the Vietnam War.