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Ch 26: Chapter 26: The Civil Rights Era (1945-1975)

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The Civil Rights Era chapter of this Prentice Hall America Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Prentice Hall America: History of Our Nation textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about the civil rights era.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Civil Rights Era chapter of your textbook.
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You'll learn about all of the topics in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s
  • The impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision
  • The emergence of the student movement in the 1960s
  • Activist movements during the late 1960s to early 1970s
  • Social minorities and social majorities
  • Causes and results of the women's movement
  • The significance of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case
  • Types of feminism
  • Civil rights for individuals with disabilities

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11 Lessons in Chapter 26: Chapter 26: The Civil Rights Era (1945-1975)
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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.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights Movement During 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.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

6. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.

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

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.

Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

8. Supreme Court Case Roe v. Wade: Summary, Decision & Impact on Abortion

''Roe v. Wade, 1973'' was the landmark Supreme Court decision in regard to legalized abortion. Learn about the case, the decision and its impact on the United States.

Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

9. Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical

This lesson first provides a general definition of feminism. Then, four specific types of feminism are discussed and defined, including liberal feminism, socialist feminism, cultural feminism, and radical feminism. For each type, examples of social changes preferred by that type of feminism are also provided.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

10. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

11. What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

This lesson discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn more about the history and impact of these landmark pieces of legislation.

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