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Ch 8: US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights

About This Chapter

The US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights chapter of this US History 2 Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study events and people from the Civil Right Movement time period in US history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning US history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights for a standard US history course. Topics covered include:

  • The Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s
  • Events and turmoil of 1968
  • The Women's Movement
  • Other Activist Movements of the 60s and 70s

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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 Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

2. 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.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

3. 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.

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.

Famous Civil Rights Activists

6. Famous Civil Rights Activists

Among the founding principles of the The United States of America is that 'all men are created equally'. Despite this, history bears testament to the fact that our nation hasn't always lived up to this ideal. In this lesson we'll discuss some courageous activists who helped us move toward true equality.

Edmund Pettus Bridge: Selma & Bloody Sunday

7. Edmund Pettus Bridge: Selma & Bloody Sunday

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a nice-looking structure, but that's not why it's famous. In this lesson, we'll look at the role of this bridge in historical events, and see how it has come to represent very different ideologies over time.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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