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Post World War II Politics & Culture - Chapter Summary
In this expertly taught history chapter, you'll review a series of engaging video lessons that cover politics and culture in the post-WWII era. Complete these lessons to strengthen your understanding of the time period's foreign policy, domestic policy, activist movements and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe foreign and domestic policy in America following WWII
- Summarize the history of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s
- Recognize other significant activist movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s
When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to remember important historical figures, dates, events, etc. Make sure you fully understand the material by taking the chapter exam, and use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions. The chapter is also available online 24/7, which makes it easy to study these history topics whenever your schedule allows.
1. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy
In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
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. 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.
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