Personal Freedom in 60s

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How far could the historian make use of source 5 and 6 together to investigate why there was a growing demand for greater personal freedom in the period 1963 to 1972?

During the period of 1963 to 1972 there was definitely a growing demand for greater personal freedom amongst a number of different groups of people, all with different aims and motivation. In both source 5 and 6 there is evidence to prove why demand for freedom increased but also with my own research I have found out about a number of events and organizations which show the extent of growing demand. The main reasons for this growing demand would be Kennedys motivation and idealism and also the discrimination and oppression which many groups, minorities in particular faced. The main groups which I am going to explore in this essay are the African-Americans, students, gay people, students, and women, all of which wanted to live their life freely and equal. In both source 5 and 6 there is evidence to prove why demand for freedom increased but also with my own research I have found out about a number of events and organizations which show the extent of growing demand.
Kennedy’s motivation and idealism inspired and motivated many young people and groups to adopt this new way of thinking. In source 6 a “fighting spirit” is mentioned and in source 5 we see the “sisters unite in their struggle”. Both of these express a strong feeling and bravery which led to the fight and the growing demand for freedom. Students in particular wanted to change the systems politically and socially as well as wanting to liberate the minorities for example the African-Americans, this idea of idealism isn’t really expressed fully in the sources.
One of the reason for the growing demand for personal freedom shown in the sources is the inequality of the minority groups in America in Source five we see how women were…...

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