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Modules on major topics in American history: The sixties

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Title:Modules on major topics in American history: The sixties

"The 1960s was a decade when hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans gave new life to the nation's democratic ideals. African Americans used sit-ins, freedom rides, and protest marches to fight segregation, poverty, and unemployment. Feminists demanded equal job opportunities and an end to sexual discrimination. Mexican Americans protested discrimination in voting, education, and jobs. Native Americans demanded that the government recognize their land claims and the right of tribes to govern themselves. Environmentalists demanded legislation to control the amount of pollution released into the environment." Taken from http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module21/index.html

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Types:Instructional materials | Lesson plans
Subjects:Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Race discrimination--United States | Discrimination--United States | Suffrage--United States | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | United States. Constitution. 24th Amendment | Counterculture--United States | Hippies--United States | New Left--United States | Protest movements--United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements | Peace movements--United States | Social movements--United States | United States--History--1961-1969 | Feminism--United States | Feminists--United States | Women--Legal status, laws, etc. | Women's rights--United States | Sex discrimination--United States | Sex discrimination against women--United States | Mexican Americans--Civil rights | Education, Bilingual--United States | Indians of North America--Civil rights--United States | Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States | Tribal government--United States | Homophobia--United States | Heterosexism--United States | Gays--Civil rights--United States | Gays--Legal status, laws, etc. | Lesbians--Civil rights--United States | Lesbians--Legal status, laws, etc. | Poverty--United States | United States--Social conditions | United States--Economic conditions | Equality before the law--United States | Equal rights amendments--United States | Equal pay for equal work--United States | Discrimination in employment--United States | Labor unions--United States | Agricultural laborers--Labor unions--United States | Segregation--United States | Unemployment--United States | Pollution--United States | Ecology--United States | Environmental responsibility--United States | United States--Environmental conditions | Environmentalism--United States | Environmentalists--United States | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:For Educators
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))
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Forms part of online collection: For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (New York, N.Y.)

Persistent Link to Item:https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/1945-present/sixties