Ch 11: STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement

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This chapter goes over all the material related to the Civil Rights Movement that you'll want to be familiar with before taking the STAAR US History exam, with professional instructors at the wheel of engaging text and video lessons.

STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter go into various key events and details of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, preparing you for all the subject-pertinent information you may encounter on the STAAR US History exam. Topics covered include:

  • Civil rights origins
  • The Civil Rights Movement during the 50's and 60's
  • The Women's Movement and other movements of the late 60's and early 70's
  • Minority civil rights
  • The Black Power movement
  • Historical documents and democratic principles
  • Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail

The practice quizzes accompanying every lesson serve as a great way to make sure you're receiving the content correctly before moving on to another subject. These quizzes can be taken and re-taken at your discretion and can also be printed as worksheets for additional study offline.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement
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The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. 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.

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.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

4. 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

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.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

6. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Black Power Movement: Facts, Timeline & Leaders

7. The Black Power Movement: Facts, Timeline & Leaders

This lesson will place the Black Power Movement in context and detail some of its basic features. The most important organizations will be detailed and the contemporary relevance of the Black Power Movement will be discussed.

U.S. Historical Documents & Democratic Ideals

8. U.S. Historical Documents & Democratic Ideals

While much of what makes America is an idea, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of concrete documents around, too. This lesson tells the story of four of those documents.

Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis

9. Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis

Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on and beats nine tough criticisms in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.' Discover the hidden structure and radical rhetorical power of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most widely-read text.

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