the doctrine that different peoples can coexist peacefully
Beginning in the 1980s, this impulse led to an even more assertive (and highly controversial) cultural movement that became known as “
multiculturalism,” which, among other things, challenged the “Eurocentric” basis of American education and culture and demanded that nonEuropean civilizations be accorded equal attention.
characterized by attack on established beliefs
The use of marijuana, the freer attitudes toward sex, the
iconoclastic (and sometimes obscene) language—all spread far beyond the realm of the true devotees of the counterculture. them, its virtues were symbolized by the great rock festival at Woodstock, NY.
someone who works to protect nature from destruction
It was a result, too, of the growth of the science of ecology, which provided
environmentalists with new and powerful arguments.
the easing of tensions or strained relations
act of putting off to a future time
The gradual abolition of many traditional
deferments—for graduate students, teachers, husbands, fathers, and others—swelled the ranks of those faced with conscription (and thus of those likely to oppose it).
advocating direct and militant action to achieve a goal
activists tried to drive out training programs for military officers (ROTC) and bar military recruiters from college campuses.
a chemical used to kill bugs
In 1957, she received a letter from a friend reporting the deaths of songbirds in her yard after the area had been sprayed with the
insecticide DDT—the chemical developed in the 1930s to kill mosquitos.
the act of dispersing or diffusing something
There continued to be some controversy over the
dissemination of contraceptives and birth-control information; but that issue, at least, seemed to have lost much of the explosive character it had had in the 1920s.
a young upwardly mobile professional individual
Both 1988 movies are what happened when the rom-com golden age collided with the ambition and
snobbery we see in “Wall Street.”Washington Post (Dec 28, 2018)
involving financial matters
Those protests won teachers a series of modest raises, but were less successful in pushing back against
austerity more broadly.New York Times (Feb 18, 2019)
any information or event that acts to arouse action
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group