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Ch 53: Mid-20th Century Civil Rights & Protests in the U.S.

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1950s Life in the United States

1. 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.

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.

Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

4. Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

This lesson will explore the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments of the United States Constitution. In doing so, it will define the term 'amendments' while also discussing how each of these changed the vote within America.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

5. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Schenck & Bakke

The following lesson discusses the two landmark Supreme Court cases that attempt to place defined limits on two of our most deeply held freedoms: the freedom of speech and freedom from discrimination.

Engel v. Vitale (1962): Summary, Facts & Ruling

6. Engel v. Vitale (1962): Summary, Facts & Ruling

The following lesson will cover the case of Engel v. Vitale to determine the place of religious prayer in public schools. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

7. Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance

In the famous case Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court ruled that suspects can only be interrogated after the police read them their legal rights. Read on to learn more about the details and legal legacy of Miranda v. Arizona.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

1950s Discrimination Against Native Americans & Hispanic Americans

12. 1950s Discrimination Against Native Americans & Hispanic Americans

It's important for us to remember that the Civil Rights Movement wasn't just about one minority group but about several such communities. This lesson talks about the challenges faced by Native Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

13. 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.

Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973)

14. Key Figures of U.S. Protest Movements (1954-1973)

The twenty years from 1954-1973 was a time of protest in the United States. Civil rights protests may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there were other protests that occurred as well. In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the people behind those protests.

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