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- Describe President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program.
- Learn about the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s.
- Understand the beliefs of hippies and their counterculture.
- Discuss the student movement of the 1960s.
- Take a look at the events of 1968.
- List the causes and effects of the women's movement.
- Examine other significant activist movements of the late 60s/early 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. Cesar Chavez: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Cesar Chavez was a prominent civil rights leader for migrant workers in the United States. Learn how this legendary leader used nonviolent methods to accomplish his goals.
10. George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt
Through this lesson, you will be introduced to former Alabama governor George Wallace, and, through quotes and examples, gain insight into his important role in the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s.
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