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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What was Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program?
- How did the civil rights movement evolve during the 1950s and 1960s?
- Who were the hippies, and what were their countercultural beliefs?
- How did the student movement of the 1960s begin?
- Why was 1968 such an important year in history?
- How did the women's and other activist movements affect America?
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. 1950s Discrimination Against Native Americans & Hispanic Americans
It's important for us to remember that the Civil Rights Movement wasn't just about one minority group but about several such communities. This lesson talks about the challenges faced by Native Americans and Hispanic Americans.
10. Juvenile Delinquency in the 1950s
While parents and their teenage children have always had disagreements and arguments, the 1950s were one of the first times when teenagers had the money to actually gain their own levels of independence.
11. Lyndon Johnson's Path to the Presidency
Few politicians went from unknown to nation-wide players as quickly as Lyndon Johnson did. This lesson explains his rise from congressional staffer to Vice President, and how he didn't always see eye to eye with those around him.
12. The Civil Rights Act of 1957: History & Significance
Civil rights didn't just magically appear at a given date in the United States. Instead, it was a long road to get there. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was an important step on that road, although one that itself proved to be quite weak.
13. Race Riots in the 1960s
While we may wish to think of the Civil Rights Movement having been a time of peaceful protests, in many parts of the country, it quickly turned violent. This lesson is about some of the race riots that consumed the country during the 1960s.
14. The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., forever changed the landscape of civil rights in America. This lesson explains the circumstances of the assassination and its legacy.
15. Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed more than 50 years ago, but still its effects, and the effects of later programs, are felt today. That said, the intervening years have been far from perfect in the pursuit of real civil rights.
16. What is Segregation? - Definition, Facts & Timeline
Through this lesson you will learn what defines segregation in society, how it worked in American culture, and gain an understanding of how it evolved and ultimately came to an end.
17. Civil Religion in America: Definition & Overview
This lesson discusses the role of civil religion and looks at what has influenced this concept in the United States. You will consider the impact of seeing your culture as exceptional, including the problems that can result.
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