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The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

In which John Green teaches you about a time of relative tumult in the United States, the 1960s.

America was changing rapidly in the 1960s, and rights movements were at the forefront of those changes.

Civil Rights were dominant, but the 60s also saw growth in the Women’s Movement, the LGBT rights movement, the Latino rights movement, and the American Indian movement.

Also, Americans began to pay a bit more attention to the environment. All this change happened against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Rise of Conservatism. It was just wild.

John will teach you about sit-ins, Freedom Rides, The March on Washington, MLK, JFK, LBJ, and NOW.

Man, that is a lot of initialisms. And one acronym.


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