The decades of the 1960s and 1970s saw significant social change throughout the country. Some historians refer to the push for expanding rights a “Civil Rights Revolution.” Discuss the gains made by women and ethnic minorities in the 1960s and early 1970s. Describe how events during that 20-year time-period contributed to changes for each group and how those changes initiated a backlash by others who did not support social change. Make sure you discuss changes that affected women, black, Native American, Chicano/a, and gay/lesbian Americans. Provide numerous specific examples when discussing each of the groups.
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