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The Evolution of American Culture in the 20th Century - Chapter Summary
Take an in-depth look at the evolution of American culture in the 20th century with help from this chapter. Review these short and engaging lessons anytime to boost your knowledge of the civil rights movement, the War on Poverty, women's movement and much more. Examining these lessons can ensure you're able to:
- Describe art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance
- Share details about the counter-culture of post-war America
- Discuss the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s
- Exhibit knowledge of the history, heritage and cultural issues of African Americans in the U.S.
- Provide details about programs and statistics for the War on Poverty
- Detail the student movement of the 1960s and women's movement and other important activist movements
- Explain basics of the New Age movement in the 1970s
- List environmental concerns that surfaced in the 1970s
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1. Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music
In this lesson, we will learn about an artistic and intellectual movement called the Harlem Renaissance. We will identify the major figures associated with the movement and identify their contributions.
2. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America
In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. African Americans in the U.S.: History, Heritage & Cultural Issues
There are several ethnic minority groups in the United States. This lesson explores the African American experience, from the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the Civil Rights Movement, even delving into some of today's most significant cultural issues.
6. The War on Poverty: Definition, Programs & Statistics
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the War on Poverty. Read this lesson to learn more about how this 'war' was waged and whether it was successful, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. The New Age Movement in the 1970s
While many people have an opinion on New Age thought, not many people actually know what it is. Some groups may denounce it, but then offer yoga classes twice a week. Learn more about this collection of beliefs.
11. Environmental Concerns in the U.S. in the 1970s
While still a source of controversy for some today, the environmental movement really took off in the U.S. during the 1970s. This lesson explains the impact of 'Silent Spring', the birth of the EPA and the role of nuclear power during the period.
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