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Ch 39: Civil Rights Movements in the US

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Use this chapter's comprehensive lessons to strengthen your knowledge of civil rights movements in the United States. Mini quizzes and a practice exam can check your understanding and gauge your ability to succeed on an upcoming test.

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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 39: Civil Rights Movements in the US
The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

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.

The Civil Rights Movement During 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.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

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.

Malcolm X: Biography, Speeches & Assassination

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.

The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact

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.

George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt

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.

W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness

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.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

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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