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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What were some key features of President Johnson's Great Society program?
- How did America civil rights movements develop during the 1950s and 1960s?
- When and where did the counterculture and hippie movement originate?
- What were some of the major causes behind the student movement of the 1960s?
- Why was 1968 known as the year that changed America?
- How did the women's movement bring attention to gender issues in 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. The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact
In this lesson, we will learn about the 24th Amendment. We will examine what provisions it set forth, the background behind it, and the impact it has had.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all women the right to vote. Let's take a look at the lengthy and arduous path traveled by women seeking not only the right to vote, but also acknowledgment of citizenship.
11. What Is Civil Disobedience? - Definition, Acts & Examples
Change never comes easy. Read on to learn about civil disobedience, its origins, tactics used in non-violent protest, and examples of civil disobedience throughout history.
12. Ruby Bridges: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Most five-year-old girls probably never think they will become part of history just by going to school. This lesson will explore the life of Ruby Bridges, and give us a look into her important part in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
13. The March on Washington in 1963: Definition, Facts & Date
In August 1963, a quarter of a million Americans rallied for civil rights in the nation's capital. Learn about the March on Washington and its historical impact, and check yourself with a quiz.
14. A. Philip Randolph: Quotes & Biography
Asa Philip Randolph was a key civil rights leader from the First World War through the March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. He was the national director of this famous march.
15. Stokely Carmichael: Quotes, Black Power Speech & Biography
This lesson will examine the life and contributions of civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael, who is known for radicalizing the Civil Rights Movement and developing the oft repeated rallying cry, 'Black power!'
16. Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere: Meaning & Analysis
In this lesson we will examine the famous Martin Luther King, Jr., quote: 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' We will learn about the historical context surrounding this statement, and we will analyze the quote to try and decipher what Martin Luther King, Jr., meant by it.
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- Settling North America & the Colonies: Help and Review
- The Revolutionary War: Help and Review
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution: Help and Review
- Virginia Dynasty: Help and Review
- The Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America: Help and Review
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion: Help and Review
- Buildup to the American Civil War: Help and Review
- The American Civil War: Help and Review
- After the Civil War - Reconstruction: Help and Review
- American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century: Help and Review
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century: Help and Review
- American Imperialism & World War l: Help and Review
- 1920s America: Help and Review
- America and the Great Depression: Help and Review
- America and the Second World War: Help and Review
- Post-War and the Cold War: Help and Review
- America in the 1970s: Help and Review
- America in the 1980s: Help and Review
- America from 1992 to the Present: Help and Review