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Protests, Activism & Civil Disobedience - Chapter Summary
Explore details about political and civil rights movements of the 1960s and 70s in this short chapter. You will review the origins, timelines and legacies of these movements and which group or groups each movement involved.
The lessons will focus mainly on activism in the 1960s, covering hippies, women's rights and civil rights. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Provide details about the creation and legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society program
- Discuss the history of the civil rights movement in America
- Describe the origins and impacts of the 1960s American counter-culture and the development of the hippie movement
- Identify leaders and discuss the timeline of the women's movement in America
- Define the causes, events and effects of the Cold War
- Summarize important activist movements of the 1960s and 70s
Though covering a lot of history, these brief lessons take only minutes to review and are accessible 24/7 from any device. Expert instructors have extensive backgrounds in history education and are easily contacted with any questions via a short online form. Measure what you have learned from these lessons using brief self-assessment quizzes.
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 Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview
Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.
3. 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.
4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues
In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.
5. 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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