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 Consciousness Revolution

The Consciousness Revolution (Second Turning, 1964-1984), which began with urban riots and campus fury, swelled alongside Vietnam war protests and a rebellious “counterculture.”  It gave rise to feminist, environmental, and black power movements—and to a steep rise in violent crime and family breakup.  After the fury peaked with Watergate (in 1974), passions turned inward toward New Age lifestyles and spiritual rebirth.  The mood expired during Reagan’s upbeat reelection campaign, as onetime hippies reached their yuppie chrysalis.

    G.I.s entering elderhood

    Silent entering midlife

    Boomers entering young adulthood

    13ers entering childhood

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