1. Why were the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) disillusioned with American
society? Drawing on your knowledge of the time period from Foner, what issues or
events were the students critiquing? What kind of society were they calling for?
2. Imagine that you are writing a similar manifesto as college student today. What issues
would you address? What actions or solutions would you call for?
* Important *
Answer the following questions in several paragraphs. You should be specific and
explicit in your references to texts. If you quote a phrase or sentence from either
text, use a parenthetical citation, ie. (Foner, p. 212) or (Port Huron Statement
excerpts). Avoid extensive quotations in place of your own analysis.