Ch 13: Civil Rights & Other Movements in the US (1954-1973)

About This Chapter

Refresh your knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement and other key movements of the mid 1950s to early 1970s. The fun videos and quick quizzes give you a detailed look at this critical period in U.S. history in engaging, bite-sized lessons.

Civil Rights & Other Movements in the US (1954-1973) - Chapter Summary

Study the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s and get an in-depth look at the women's movement, student movement and other activist movements that dominated the period between 1954 and 1973 through short but comprehensive video lessons that bring this period of U.S. history to life. Topics covered include:

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson's government programs
  • Reasons for civil rights movements of the 50s and 60s
  • Hippies' beliefs and legacy
  • The year that changed the U.S.
  • Causes and impacts of the women's movement
  • Leaders of protest movements

The lessons include key vocabulary associated with critical events during this period along with quizzes that help you gauge your understanding of civil rights and other movements. The video lessons used in this chapter use dynamic animations and graphics that help students easily retain info about major movements, government programs of the 1960s and the counterculture.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: Civil Rights & Other Movements in the US (1954-1973)
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

1. 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

2. 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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973)

8. Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973)

The twenty years from 1954-1973 was a time of protest in the United States. Civil rights protests may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there were other protests that occurred as well. In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the people behind those protests.

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