Ch 21: Overview of Civil Rights & Other Movements

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For an overview of the Civil Rights Movement and other social movements, take a look at this engaging chapter. The short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you prepare for an upcoming exam or get ahead in class.

Overview of Civil Rights & Other Movements - Chapter Summary

This flexible chapter covers an overview of Civil Rights and other movements. When you work through the chapter, you'll watch videos about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, hippies and the counterculture and the New Right. Once this chapter is completed, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the legacy of hippies and the counterculture
  • Explain the student movement of the 1960s
  • Detail how the women's movement impacted the U.S.
  • Identify other important activist movements of the late 60s and early 70s
  • Outline the beliefs of the New Right

Work at your own pace to complete as few or as many of these lessons as you'd like. The lesson quizzes and chapter test help you identify any areas that need more work before you take an important test. Any questions can be addressed to one of our experts through the Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: Overview of Civil Rights & Other Movements
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The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

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.

The Civil Rights Movement During 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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

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.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

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.

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 New Right: Definition & Movement

7. The New Right: Definition & Movement

This lesson defines and explains the American political movement known as the New Right. You'll learn about the issues and major players that make up the New Right and how they have affected American politics in the present day.

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