A Single American Nation
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Prepare: Read Chapter 12 in the textbook, The Other ‘Subsidized Housing,’ and watch the video, The House We Live In. Reflect: As you read the text, notice the importance of World War II in fueling the drive for equality among different groups in the years after the war. Having proved themselves in the service of the nation, both at home and on the battlefield, many groups entered the postwar years more dissatisfied than ever with the discrimination they faced. Reflect on the goals and achievements of the African American Civil Rights Movement. Think about how the African American Civil Rights Movement was similar to and different from the other movements for equality during the 1960s and 1970s. Write: Based on information from your textbook, the required article, and the video, address the following points: Provide two specific examples of federal laws or Supreme Court rulings that were victories for the equality movements of the 1960s and 1970s and explain how they have contributed to spreading opportunity to a specific group of Americans. Provide at least one specific example of continuing inequality and discuss how history can explain why it still exists.