Ch 21: HiSET: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience in the US (1954-1973)

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to help you learn about the history of American activism and civil disobedience in preparation for the HiSET Social Studies test. Lesson videos are fast and interesting, and you can ask our instructors any questions you have as you work through the material.

HiSET: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience in the US (1954-1973) - Chapter Summary

The accessible, engaging video lessons in this chapter discuss the activism and civil disobedience in American history topics you can expect to encounter on the HiSET test. Topics cover:

  • The Great Society program of President Johnson
  • Founding and momentum of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Countercultural figures and beliefs
  • Student movements during the 1960s
  • Women's Movement campaigns and effects

Each lesson includes a short quiz to let you gauge your comprehension of the material covered. Video transcripts make it easy to track down key vocabulary terms, and you can submit questions to our instructors if you need additional assistance.

Objectives of the HiSET: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience in the US (1954-1973) Chapter

The HiSET Social Studies test is used to verify that your knowledge of social studies topics is the same as that of a high school graduate. This chapter explains American activism in the mid-twentieth century to help you prepare for the history questions you will encounter on the HiSET Social Studies test, which account for 38% of your score. Civics and government questions account for another 38%, economics questions for 18%, and geography questions for another 6%.

The HiSET Social Studies test includes 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts 70 minutes. The quizzes in this chapter are modeled after HiSET questions so you can get real practice with the format of the questions before taking your exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: HiSET: Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience in the US (1954-1973)
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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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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