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Ch 20: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Civil Rights Era

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Revisit the civil rights era with help from comprehensive video lessons. Getting reacquainted with the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., hippies, student groups and more can help you study for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Civil Rights Era - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you back to the civil rights era to enhance your preparations for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies assessment. By exploring the lessons in this chapter, you will be ready to answer questions on the exam that require you to:

  • Discuss President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program
  • Describe the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s
  • Explain the ratification and impact of the 24th amendment
  • Detail the origins, beliefs and legacy of hippies and the counterculture
  • Share details about the student movement of the 1960s and women's movement
  • Provide an explanation of how 1968 was the year that changed the nation
  • Explore additional important movements of the late 60s and early 70s

To make sure you're ready to address the civil rights movement on the exam, review the lessons in this chapter in any sequence that suits your current knowledge of the period. You can test that knowledge by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. If you need to gain clarity on any lesson topic, don't hesitate to send your questions to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Civil Rights Era
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

1. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

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.

The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact

4. The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact

In this lesson, we will learn about the 24th Amendment. We will examine what provisions it set forth, the background behind it, and the impact it has had.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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