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Hippies Change a Generation

The 1960s brought us the hippies—a younger generation who rebelled against their parents, community and government. It was a counterculture mantra of “turn on, tune in and drop out.” Flower power, marijuana and advocacy for communal living was the order of the day. Hippie culture reached its peak of influence and visibility at the Woodstock music festival in 1969.

Railroad Deal of 1944

In 1942, railroad workers’ unions demanded a raise. Concerned about a strike, President Roosevelt ... more

Gandhi's Political Defiance

Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in his ashram on March 10, 1922. The charge was inciting hatred, ... more

Metric Conversion Act

Liberia, Myanmar and the United States all have one thing in common and it can be measured in ... more
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