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Angie Bradley
Angie Bradley • 2 years ago

A rallying cry of Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s “New Left” student activists. The SDS called for social and economic justice, participatory democracy, an end to the draft and a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. They organized teach-ins, sit-ins and demonstrations, including a march on Washington on April 17, 1965, which drew an estimated 25,000 anti-war protestors.

  • Ronald Burke
    Ronald Burke • 1 year ago

    I was in school when the SDS advocating setting trash cans afire in school to draw attention to student unrest---what a bunch of goofballs!

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In 1968, the anti-war Eugene McCarthy and his “children’s crusade” of young supporters nearly scored a victory in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary over incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. The close call contributed to Johnson’s decision to discontinue his bid for re-election, and helped give a voice to Americans who had come to oppose the war in Vietnam.