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Ch 28: The American Journey Chapter 28: The Civil Rights Era

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The Civil Rights Era chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the civil rights era. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The Civil Rights Era textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Civil rights movements of the 1950's and 1960's
  • The presidential election of 1960
  • John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier
  • The election of Nixon
  • Goals of President Johnson's Great Society Program
  • The 1960's student movement
  • Reasons for the women's movement
  • Additional movements from the 1960's and 1970's
  • Events in 1968 that transformed the United States

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9 Lessons in Chapter 28: The American Journey Chapter 28: The Civil Rights Era
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The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

1. 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 Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

2. The Election of 1960: Kennedy vs. Nixon

In this lesson, we will be learning about the exciting election of 1960. We will learn about the men running for president in this election (John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon) and why this election was important.

The Election of President Nixon

3. The Election of President Nixon

In this lesson, we will learn about the election of President Richard Nixon. We will learn who he ran against and what themes were important during the presidential election of 1968.

President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

4. 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.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

5. 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 Student Movement of the 1960s

6. 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.

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

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.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

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.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

9. 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.

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