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USA Presidents & Movements of the 1960s & 1970s - Chapter Summary
Take advantage of a variety of teacher resources in this chapter designed to help you instruct students on presidents and movements in the USA during the 1960s and 1970s. Entertaining lessons can be shared as supplemental learning materials in the classroom, and quizzes can be assigned to students to check their knowledge. Topics covered in this chapter include the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Movement and presidents Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter.
Enjoy a flexible format that lets you choose which lessons to include in your instruction. If you develop questions about topics covered in the lessons, don't hesitate to submit them to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard.
How It Helps
- Covers numerous topics: This chapter offers a well-rounded examination of different presidents and movements during the 60s and 70s, simplifying your lesson planning process and classroom instruction.
- Provides assessment options: Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can help you assess your students' comprehension of lessons offered in this chapter.
- Engages students: These entertaining lessons will engage your students in the learning process and help make learning history fun.
Utilizing the resources in this chapter will enable you to:
- Create engaging lessons that cover the Civil Rights, Women's and Student Movements
- Educate students on the ratification and impact of the 24th Amendment
- Explain to students the causes, conflicts and effects of the Vietnam War
- Develop lessons that discuss President Nixon and the Vietnam War
- Teach your students about the timeline and investigation of the Watergate scandal
- Discuss the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter with students
1. 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.
2. The 24th Amendment: Description, Ratification & Impact
In this lesson, we will learn about the 24th Amendment. We will examine what provisions it set forth, the background behind it, and the impact it has had.
3. 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.
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.
5. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects
The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.
6. President Nixon and the Vietnam War
In this lesson, we will take a look at President Richard Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War. We will identify the central events of the Vietnam War that took place under the Nixon Administration and we will explore Nixon's role in the conflict.
7. The Watergate Scandal & President Nixon: Investigation & Resignation
The Watergate Scandal represented President Richard Nixon's wanton abuse of the executive privilege. Learn more about the scandal, those involved, the investigation and Nixon's inevitable resignation.
8. The Watergate Scandal: Summary, Facts & Timeline
How did President Richard Nixon's landslide victory in 1972 lead to disgrace and resignation just two short years later? The story begins with a break-in in Washington D.C. and ends with a struggle for the trust of the American people, which you can read about in this lesson.
9. Gerald Ford: Biography, Presidency & Facts
This lesson discusses the life and times of President Gerald Ford. Learn more about his personal and political life on the way to becoming the 38th President of the United States.
10. Jimmy Carter as President: Election, Foreign Policy & Accomplishments
President James 'Jimmy' Carter was elected president in 1976. Learn about the 39th President of the United States' foreign and domestic policies, including his successes and failures.
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