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Chapter 14: 1960-1968 Inquiry Organizer

Compelling Question: How did internal and external political and cultural tensions shape the years 1960-1968?

Chapter Objectives:

  • Students will explain the triumph and decline of the liberal consensus over the welfare state and the rise of the conservative movement.
  • Students will analyze how different groups in American society fought for equality and rights.
  • Students will analyze numerous economic, demographic, technological, cultural, and social changes in the United States during the 1960s
Supporting Question 1: How did debates about the role of the federal government in domestic and foreign policy continue during the 1960s? Resources:

Supporting Question 2: How did different groups in American society fight for equality and rights? Resources:

Additional Resources:

Unit 7 Essay Activity

How did internal and external political and cultural tensions shape the years 1960-1968?

Option B: Explain how and why the civil rights movement expanded in the years 1945-1968.

Through this inquiry, students will evaluate primary and secondary sources to explain the factors that contributed to political and cultural tensions during the period 1960-1968. Ultimately, students will use the primary and secondary sources in this chapter to practice constructing an essay, in AP Long Essay Question format, demonstrating their skills in explaining historical causation. Students should be evaluated using the AP Rubric. Assess students’ progress in understanding the compelling question for this chapter by assigning the Unit 7 Essay Activity.

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