Another war was brewing within the boarders of the United States as a rise against government actions both at home and abroad. Citizens grew tired of the American involvement, particularly in Vietnam while unrest in the south as racial tensions reached an all-time high.
Protest erupted across the U.S. shouting for equal rights for both minorities and women, actions against the war in Vietnam and the government in general. While President Johnson had wanted the Great Society as his biggest domestic achievement, that did not stop civil unrest in the south.
The decade also saw a counter-culture movement that went against the 1950s ideals of the American dream and Johnson’s Great Society that was thought by some as merely a distant dream. Instead, frustrated Americans the love, sex, drugs, music and peace.