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Important Events in the US (1954-1980) - Chapter Summary
We've provided a collection of concise video lessons in this chapter that outline the important events that occurred in the U.S. from 1954 to 1980. Watch videos about the beliefs in the counterculture movement and the causes and campaigns championed by the women's movement. After completing these lessons, you should be ready to achieve these objectives:
- Outline the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s
- Discuss the legacy of the counterculture movement during this era
- Explain the student movement of the 1960s
- Identify how the women's movement impacted the U.S.
- Detail important activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s
- List the foreign policies of President Nixon
The entertaining video lessons make reviewing these subjects a breeze so you can easily meet your educational goals. Both the lessons quizzes and chapter test help to assess your knowledge as you move along. Our printable lesson transcripts make handy offline study guides if you prefer to study this way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Foreign Policies of President Nixon: Vietnamization & Detente
President Richard Nixon entered office in 1969 with the hope of easing international relations and honorably ending the war in Vietnam. Learn about his various attempts at securing international peace.
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