Ch 8: Civil Rights: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Civil Rights chapter of this American Government Help and Review course is the simplest way to master civil rights. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of civil rights.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering American government material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn American government. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history and timeline of American civil rights
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning political science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about civil rights
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra political science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the civil rights chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the civil rights chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any civil rights question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a civil rights unit of a standard American government course. Topics covered include:

  • Origins of civil rights
  • Significance of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
  • Issues and actions related to minorities' civil rights
  • Civil rights of women
  • Civil rights of Americans with disabilities
  • Equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Civil Rights: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.

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 of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

3. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

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

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

5. 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.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

6. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

Biddy Mason: Biography and Facts

7. Biddy Mason: Biography and Facts

Bridget 'Biddy' Mason started life as a slave in Mississippi. Through her life's journey, she attained her freedom, became a successful business woman, and was known for her generosity to all those in need. In this lesson, learn about the life of Biddy Mason and read about her accomplishments.

Cult of Domesticity: Definition & Significance

8. Cult of Domesticity: Definition & Significance

What is the role of women in society? This has been an important question throughout history. The Cult of Domesticity in 19th-century America was one attempt to answer to this question.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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