History of Students for a Democratic Society & the Vietnam War

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Where did the founders of the Students for a Democratic Society declare its manifesto?

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1. What document explained the goals and stance of SDS?

2. What prompted SDS to change its focus from campus issues to the Vietnam War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a highly influential group that protested the Vietnam War during the 1960s. The quiz covers the group's actions, the beliefs of its members, and details about the SDS manifesto.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Point out where SDS declared its manifesto
  • Give the name of the document that detailed SDS beliefs
  • Explain what caused SDS to focus its efforts on the Vietnam War
  • Name the radical segment of SDS

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to describe what caused SDS to protest the Vietnam War instead of focusing on campus issues
  • Information recall - consult the knowledge you've gained about when the movement was disbanded
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most essential information about the SDS manifesto from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject by reviewing the lesson called History of Students for a Democratic Society & the Vietnam War. This lesson is centered on the following objectives:

  • Name the founders of SDS
  • Describe what happened to SDS in fall 1964
  • Point out how many people participated in the first large-scale SDS demonstration
  • Give reasons for why SDS eventually fell apart
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