Ch 22: Protests & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973): Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master this period of American history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of American protests, activism and civil disobedience.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering AP U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn AP U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding 20th-century American protests, activism and civil disobedience
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about protests, activism and civil disobedience
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about protests, activism and civil disobedience. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a protests, activism and civil disobedience unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • President Johnson's Great Society Program
  • Civil rights, student and women's movements
  • Counterculture and hippies
  • Events of 1968
  • Other movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s

14 Lessons in Chapter 22: Protests & Civil Disobedience (1954-1973): Help & Review
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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.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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 History of American Sign Language

9. The History of American Sign Language

This lesson details the history of American Sign Language. We look at why and how it was formed, why it was partially banned for 90 years, and what it looks like today.

Black Panthers: Definition & History

10. Black Panthers: Definition & History

Through this lesson you will learn about the origins and evolution of the Black Panther Party and gain an understanding of how they promoted their message during the civil rights era of American history.

Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance

11. Brown v. Board of Education Case: Summary & Significance

The 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education led to the integration of public schools in America. In this lesson, you'll learn about the historical background to the case and why it was so significant, after which you'll test your own knowledge of Brown v. Board of Education with a brief quiz.

Speakeasies: Definition & History

12. Speakeasies: Definition & History

Discover the secret world of the American speakeasy during the 1920s Prohibition Era, an intriguing period in U.S. history, and quiz yourself to see how much you've learned about the subject!

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Definition, Facts & Timeline

13. The Cuban Missile Crisis: Definition, Facts & Timeline

Today, it's hard to remember that the U.S. and the Soviet Union had thousands of nuclear warheads pointed at each other, ready to fly at a moment's notice. But for a long time, there was a possibility that between the two nations, all life on Earth could be extinguished. And that possibility was never more real, or closer, than it was in October 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis.

Comparable Worth: Definition, Doctrine & Legislation

14. Comparable Worth: Definition, Doctrine & Legislation

Should men and women be paid the same for doing the same job? The answer to this question lies in comparable worth. In this lesson, you will learn about this concept, related legislation, and implications. Take a short quiz at the end.

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