Ch 10: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Developments in US History 1945-1970

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Review these engaging video lessons to better understand the developments in U.S. history from 1945 to 1970 to prepare for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Use our multiple-choice quizzes in each lesson for extra practice.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Developments in US History 1945-1970 - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, instructors will lead you through a series of lessons aimed at preparing you for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Each lesson will cover topics related to the developments in U.S. history from 1945 to 1970 that are essential for the examination. The lessons in this chapter will cover information like:

  • Major U.S. economic developments during the period
  • American culture and counter-culture in the 1940s and 1960s
  • Life in the U.S. during the 1950s
  • The technology of the 1950s
  • Urban poverty during the 1950s
  • The civil rights movement

The lessons in this chapter will prepare you for questions about the developments in U.S. history from 1945 to 1970 that are on the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. Follow the engaging lessons to familiarize yourself with the topic, and take quizzes to get ready for exam day.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Developments in US History 1945-1970
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Major U.S. Economic Developments Since 1945

1. Major U.S. Economic Developments Since 1945

There have been many economic developments in the United States and the world since the end of World War II. This lesson will explore stagflation, globalization, and other economic periods experienced by Americans.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

2. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

3. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

1950s Life in the United States

4. 1950s Life in the United States

During the 1950s, a new and growing middle class gained a great deal of power and influence in America with a lifestyle to match. However, not everything was perfect, as the plights of women and racial minorities were far from picturesque.

Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

5. Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

The 'Space Age' and the 'Atomic Age' are some of the words we use to categorize the 1950s. This lesson takes a look at some of the scientific achievements of that period, ranging from nuclear energy and rockets to DNA and vacuum cleaners.

Urban Poverty in the U.S. in the 1950s

6. Urban Poverty in the U.S. in the 1950s

While many of us may think of the 1950s as a time of great prosperity, that wasn't the case for everyone. In fact, during that decade, the condition of many in America's largest cities actually greatly deteriorated.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

7. 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.

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