Vietnam War and Civil Rights Unit 8

The Great Society

Vietnam, Civil Rights and Hippies..Oh My!

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Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf

Fortunate Son – Credence Clearwater Revival

Lyrics to Fortunate Son – What are they saying is the nature of the Vietnam War for Americans?  What does a song like this say about The America of the 1960’s?
CCR Song Lyrics doc
“Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the chief”
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord”
John C. Fogerty
Vietnam war footage to – Fortunate Son and Kent State Protest “OHIO”

start at begin start at 30min

start at 5min


  • Vietnam Vocabulary pdf
  • Vietnam War Outcomes Presentations (all) ppt

    • Vietnam Map resources pdf
    • Men of Charlie Company  video: writing link
      • Draftees and issues related to ending the war
    • Draft-Selective Service in America Past and Present link
  • Vietnam War KEY EVENTS ppt

  • Civil Rights Chronology ppt

    Significant Civil Rights Legislation

  • Fourteenth Amendment (1868) grants citizenship to anyone “born or naturalized in the United States” and guarantees every person due process and equal protection rights;
  •  Fifteenth Amendment (1870) provides that “[t]he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” These Amendments also empower Congress to enforce their provisions through “appropriate legislation”
  • Civil Rights Act 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution — provides that the right to vote may not be denied on account of age, by any state or by the United States, to any American citizen age 18 or older.



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