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Vietnam Protests and Popular Culture

Protest Movements

For What it's Worth Eve of Destruction Fortunate Son Okie From Muskogee The Draft Four Dead in Ohio

Directions: With your partner read the quotations from famous people below and determine who you believe said each quote.

Abbie Hoffman– war protestor , considered a radical during the Vietnam war, President; Youth International Parties (Yippies)

Benjamin Franklin– Author, newsman, statesman, diplomat, radical revolutionary.

John F. Kennedy– War Hero, President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln- President of the United States

Thomas Jefferson– Revolutionary looking to overthrown the British Monarchy. President of the United States

  • “You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."

  • “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety”

  • “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

  • “Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and force a new one that suits them better.”

  • “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

 

 

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