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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
|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.|
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.
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Other chapters within the US History: Middle School course
- First Contacts in the Americas
- Settling North America & the Colonies
- The Revolutionary War
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution
- The Virginia Dynasty
- Jacksonian Democracy
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion
- Buildup to the American Civil War
- The American Civil War
- After the Civil War: Reconstruction
- American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century
- American Imperialism & World War I
- 1920s America
- America and the Great Depression
- America and the Second World War
- Post-War and the Cold War
- America in the 1970s
- America in the 1980s
- America from 1992 to the Present