Make Love Not War (1960s) The United States entered the 1960s with strength and self-confidence. Kennedy increased arms production, bringing an economic boom to California. Rising expectations led to the civil rights movement
growing stronger, despite the rough response from authorities which
regarded them as Communist inspired. More of America's youth became
increasingly hostile to the Vietnam War, and embraced new counterculture
and permissive definitions of the American ideals of freedom. Fractures
in America's society became increasingly violent, and the latter half
of the 1960s brought race riots, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy and the Chicago Convention protests. With the political left appearing divided and radicalised, Richard Nixon is voted into office. Interviewees include Irwin Allen Ginsberg, Bobby Seale and Eugene McCarthy. The pre-credits scene shows The Beatles touring the United States.