Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973)


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1. Who was Norma McCorvey?

2. What was noticeably different about the Vietnam War protests as compared to the other movements of the 1960s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Read about a pivotal time period in U.S. history with this quiz and worksheet. See what you've gleaned about major people during U.S. protests in the 1950s-1970s by answering quiz questions on things like segregation at the University of Alabama and Norma McCorvey.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your abilities to perform the following:

  • Name the event in society that drew grassroots activism rather than one leading figure
  • Identify a major athlete who publicly protested war during this time period
  • Determine what amendment Roe vs. Wade related to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on public leaders of protesters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about protests
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Roe vs. Wade

Additional Learning

Learn more about various protest movements across the U.S. with the lesson called Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973). This lesson will help you address the following objectives:

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  • Identify Betty Friedan
  • Recognize Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions to civil rights for African Americans
  • Determine Lyndon Johnson's reactions to civil rights as vice president and president
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