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Inequality & Key Social Movements - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers some of the most important U.S. social movements addressing inequality. Lessons are devoted to topics such as the origins of civil rights and the progression of the Civil Rights movement through the 1950s and the 1960s. You'll also review the history of the American Indian movement and the concept of Red Power. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe some of the effects of the women's movement
- Explain the transgender rights movement
- Detail the activism involved in the gay rights movement
- List the achievements made by the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s
Our professionally-designed lessons help you study for a test or finish your homework at any time on your mobile device or computer. You can work at your own pace as you review the entire chapter or just the lessons that cover the topics you need to study. Accompanying each lesson is a multiple-choice quiz you can use as a great test prep tool. Feel free to contact an instructor if you have any questions.
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.
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. Red Power & American Indian Movement: Definition & History
Did the civil rights movement include any actions by Native Americans? This lesson uncovers the Red Power movement that extended from the 1940s to the present, its main participants, its protests and how the movement succeeded or failed.
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. Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Activism
Through this lesson, you will be given a brief introduction to the gay rights movement, including highlights of important events from the last 50 years. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a quiz.
7. Transgender Rights Movement in the U.S.
Gender equality has been a long struggle in the U.S. In this lesson, we'll talk about the transgender rights movement, which focuses on efforts for equality among individuals whose gender identity does not match their biological sex.
8. Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: Timeline & Achievements
Many social movements were striving for equality and justice for minority groups in the 1960s. In this lesson. we'll talk about the Chicano movement, or the Mexican American struggle for justice in the United States.
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