Students for a Democratic Society

Students for a Democratic Society ( SDS, Students for a Democratic Society ) called himself a student organization in the United States. Founded in 1960, they were part of the " New Left ", which formed a cornerstone of the student movement in the sixties. They supported the pleading to juridical equality civil rights movement. With the Vietnam War, they were the main point of contact for student protesters.

With the anti-war activity led to an increasing radicalization of the student movement, and after militant groups had split off, the SDS fell apart in 1969.

The positions of the SDS are deposited on a design by Tom Hayden based Port Huron Statement, which was adopted on 11 June 1962 in Port Huron.