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Civil Rights Movements in the US - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers an examination of civil rights movements in the United States that can simplify your preparations for your test. Study with the help of top instructors who analyze the biography of Malcolm X, accomplishments of W.E.B. Du Bois, campaigns of the women's movement and more. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Detail important events that occurred in the civil rights movement during the 1950s
- Discuss important achievements of the civil rights movement during the 1960s
- List important activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s
- Describe the speeches and assassination of Malcolm X
- Explain the ratification and impact of the 24th Amendment
- Share quotes from George Wallace
- Provide details about the theories and double consciousness of W.E.B. Du Bois
- Exhibit knowledge of the causes and impact of the women's movement of the 1960s
Whether you have a beginner's or advanced understanding of civil rights movements in the U.S., this chapter can help you gain full comprehension. Review the lessons that improve your grasp of this subject, and take their quizzes to gauge your knowledge. Get answers to any questions you have about specific lesson topics by submitting them to our experts. If you want a comprehensive review of this chapter, feel free to take the practice exam.
1. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s
The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.
2. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.
3. Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s
The 1960s represented a decade of dissent in America. While there were large social campaigns throughout the nation, the goal of this lesson is to recognize smaller activist movements involving Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and the environment.
4. Malcolm X: Biography, Speeches & Assassination
Malcolm X was one of the most passionate and insightful voices of social change in American history. Read on to learn more about the life of a man who influenced so many others in a time of upheaval.
5. The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact
In this lesson, we will learn about the 24th Amendment. We will examine what provisions it set forth, the background behind it, and the impact it has had.
6. George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt
Through this lesson, you will be introduced to former Alabama governor George Wallace, and, through quotes and examples, gain insight into his important role in the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s.
7. W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness
W.E.B. Du Bois was an important figure in American civil rights history, and his idea of the double consciousness delved into what it felt like to live as a black person in a white people's world. Learn more about his life and works in this lesson.
8. The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US
The women's movement of the 1960s ushered in a new wave of feminism that sought to address the national issues of gender. Learn about the movement, its leaders and the ultimate outcome for women in the United States.
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