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- Identify which concepts are covered on your late 20th century history homework.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- President Lyndon B. Johnson's 'Great Society' program
- The civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s
- Origins and legacies of hippies and the counterculture
- The student movement of the 1960s
- Key events of 1968
- Impacts of the women's movement
- Native American and Mexican American movements
- The environmental movement
- The gay liberation movement
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. Martial Law: Definition & History
Through this lesson, you will learn what defines martial law, explore some examples of when and where it has been used, and gain an understanding of why it can be a very controversial topic.
10. Peaceful Protest: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will take a look at peaceful protests and some of the methods used to accomplish them. We will also review examples of this type of protest and how they have been successful agents of social change.
11. Social Unrest: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of social unrest and the various ways it can be expressed. Then you can test your knowledge with a fun quiz.
12. Alliteration in King's I Have a Dream Speech
Alliteration is common literary device found in all sorts of texts, but did you know that it's also peppered throughout Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech? This lesson explores King's use of alliteration.
13. Personification in King's 'I Have A Dream' Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech is considered one of the greatest works of rhetoric of all time. One reason is its sophisticated use of rhetorical devices, including personification, or giving human qualities to ideas and objects.
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