In the years between 1960 and 1970, America was moving as a country towards bigger and better things. After getting past the unwinnable war, pulling our economy out of a black hole, and fighting for civil rights, more challenges were on the horizon. The teenage era was beginning to rebel and women were starting to rise up. Teenagers were leaving the Establishment and creating the Counterculture. Women were tired of sitting in the house tending the laundry and children, and decided they wanted to take part in the work force and be treated equally to the opposite sex. America was a changing country.Women were also rising up, just like the African Americans very recently did, and asking for equal rights. They wanted to get equal rights as men, and be treated the same. Women were tired of being seen as objects merely around to bring pleasure to men. Many groups were made and fought until women earned the right to vote and got more rights in the work place, and got out of being restricted to work in their homes. I think teenagers were rebelling against the Establishment because they were being conformed to grow up being fine and content with war and the women were supposed to take care of the kids while the men wore suits and went to and from work every day. Naturally, teenagers do not like to listen to what adults are telling them so they acted out and made their own society. These feelings of peace, happiness, and virtually no worries spread and made an equally effective impact as the Establishment did. They were counteractive of everything the Establishment did so respectively they were called the Counterculture.