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- Describe Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program.
- Take a look at civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s.
- Understand the counterculture of the hippies.
- Learn about the student movement of the 1960s.
- Examine the events of 1968.
- Discuss the causes and effects of the women's movement.
- Explore other activist movements of the 60s and 70s.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Lynching: Definition & History
Through this lesson, you will learn what defines the practice of lynching, and gain insight into how it has been used throughout the United States during 19th and 20th centuries.
10. Malcolm X: Biography, Speeches & Assassination
Malcolm X was one of the most passionate and insightful voices of social change in American history. Read on to learn more about the life of a man who influenced so many others in a time of upheaval.
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