Copyright

Ch 19: Civil Rights Movements in America

About This Chapter

Watch civil rights video lessons and learn about the progression of the Civil Rights Movement in America. These easy-to-follow lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

Civil Rights Movements in America - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter chronicles the U.S. Civil Rights Movement from its inception in the 1950s through its changes in the early 1970s. Lessons explore President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program and how his legislation helped progress civil rights in America. Lessons also look at the related counterculture and women's movements. You'll examine important activist campaigns and analyze the way that students and other segments of society participated in social change. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • Effect of the Great Society program on civil rights
  • Changes in the Civil Rights Movement through the 1950s and 1960s
  • Impact of the 24th Amendment on voting rights
  • Origins and beliefs of related activist movements
  • Ways that the nation changed in 1968

Video Objective
President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program Examine the ways President Johnson's Great Society program impacted the Civil Rights Movement.
The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s Chronicle the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s.
The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s Explore the Civil Rights Movement's progression through the 1960s.
The 24th Amendment Analyze the impact of the 24th Amendment on voting rights in America.
Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy Understand the origins, tenets and lasting impact of the counterculture and hippie movement.
The Student Movement of the 1960s Look at student movements throughout the country in the 1960s and how they impacted civil rights.
1968: The Year That Changed the Nation Examine how the year 1968 altered the course of the nation and progressed various movements.
The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns and Impacts on the U.S. Learn about the causes and effects of the women's movement and how the movement related to civil rights.
Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s Explore other important activist movements that came about in the late 60s and early 70s.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: Civil Rights Movements in America
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

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.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

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.

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 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact

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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

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.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

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.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support