Social & Political Developments Since 1945


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Which of the following countries was NOT one of the founding members of the European community in the 1950s?

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1. What form of protest involved invading lunch counters and other white-only establishments in the 1960s?

2. Tom's father was one of the protesters at the 1970 Kent State protest, which later became known as the 'Kent State Massacre'. Why did the protest occur and what was the result of the 'Kent State Massacre'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Since the end of World War II there have been significant developments within the political and social realms of different world societies, and the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you recall the facts on the causes and impact of these societal transformations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • Founding members of the European community
  • Forms of protest during the Civil Rights Movement
  • 1970's attack on U.S. university students
  • First iteration of the European Union

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social protest in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western civilization lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify a 1960's development affecting women

Additional Learning

Be sure that you know the important information by reviewing the corresponding lesson titled Social & Political Developments Since 1945. This lesson will help you achieve these objectives:

  • Identify significant events of social and political change
  • Understand the impact of such events on society
  • Define specific transformative legislative acts
  • Understand how the power of protest can affect change