Ch 33: NYSTCE Social Studies: American Culture, Post-WWII to Today

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If you are getting ready for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, you can utilize our interactive chapter. It was designed to help you review information about American culture after World War II.

NYSTCE Social Studies: American Culture, Post-WWII to Today - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons from this chapter to further develop your understanding of American culture and important events that happened after World War II. Doing so will help you effectively prepare for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam, as these lessons will address the following potential exam topics:

  • Culture of the late 1940s and 1950s
  • Civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s
  • Causes and campaigns of the women's movement
  • Civil rights of Americans with disabilities
  • Important activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s

Expanding your understanding of American culture from the 1940s-1970s is made easy thanks to our video lessons that are not that long and make learning fun. We also offer lesson quizzes that give you the chance to assess your understanding of the knowledge you picked up from this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 33: NYSTCE Social Studies: American Culture, Post-WWII to Today
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Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

1. 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

2. 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.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

3. 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

4. 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.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

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.

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

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.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

7. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

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