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- Explore Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Program and how it impacted the U.S.
- Review the civil rights movement of the 1950s, associated Supreme Court decisions and the movement's impact on events of the 1960s.
- Learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- Examine the ideologies and legacy of the counterculture.
- Assess the issues that the Student Rights Movement was involved in.
- Find out why 1968 was considered the year that changed the nation.
- Summarize the different feminist movements of the 1960s.
1. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program
The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy
The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom. Learn more about its origins, beliefs and legacy.
5. The Student Movement of the 1960s
The societal disillusion felt by the younger generation of the 1950s was translated into a massive student movement during the 1960s. Learn about the formation of the movement, its campaigns and its inevitable end.
6. 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation
The year of 1968 was a year of war in Southeast Asia, domestic clashes over racial equality and war and fallen leaders, including Dr. King and Robert Kennedy. Learn more about the year that changed the nation in this video lesson.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Betty Friedan: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Learn about Betty Friedan, the author of The Feminine Mystique and one of the most vocal and active supporters of feminism during the twentieth century.
10. Freedom Summer of 1964: Campaign & Summary
During the Freedom Summer of 1964, northern white college students traveled to Mississippi to spearhead a voting drive for African-Americans. Read about the Freedom Summer and the violence activists confronted, and take a quiz.
11. Lyndon B. Johnson: Facts, Quotes & Biography
Lyndon B. Johnson was the thirty-sixth president of the United States. He is known for his Great Society programs, his war on poverty, varied civil rights legislation, and the Vietnam War.
12. Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers: Biography & Assassination
The Civil Rights Movement is known for both triumphs and tragedies. It was during the beginnings of this movement that a young Mississippian, Medgar Evers, fought to change a racially divided country, unfortunately paying the ultimate price with his life.
13. History of National Organization for Women
Founded with the goal of promoting social change, the National Organization for Women is about more than you might think. Read on to learn more about the story of this history-making organization.
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