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Ch 9: Civil Rights

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about the history of civil rights in America, analyzing the rights of minorities, women and the disabled.

Civil Rights - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The origin of civil rights in America dates back to right after the Civil War. This chapter examines the rise of the civil rights movement throughout the first half of the 20th century. You'll read about important court cases, such as Brown v. Board of Education. Lessons also analyze the civil rights efforts of various minority groups other than African Americans, including Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, gays/lesbians and women. By the end of this chapter, you'll learn about:

  • The history of civil rights
  • The significance of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision
  • Civil rights of other minorities
  • Leaders of the women's civil rights movement
  • Judicial and legislative civil rights decisions for Americans with disabilities
  • Equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment

Video Objective
The Origins of Civil Rights: History, Lesson and Quiz Explain the origins of the struggle for civil rights in America from right after the Civil War through the 1940s.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision and Significance Define the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and trace the rise of the civil rights movement after the decision.
The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues and Actions Taken Outline the civil rights efforts undertaken by minorities other than African Americans, such as Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and gays/lesbians.
The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders and Ongoing Issues Analyze the civil rights objectives achieved by key women's rights leaders.
The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial and Legislative Victories Describe the judicial and legislative victories for Americans with disabilities seeking civil rights.
Equal Protection Under the Fourteenth Amendment: Definition and Summary Define and summarize the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and differentiate between strict and intermediate scrutiny.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Civil Rights
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.

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