The Rise of Conservatism

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Check out this fascinating, in-depth look at the rise of conservatism in the United States during the 1960s. The narrator discusses increased support for unregulated capitalism and individual autonomy, reaction to what appeared to be a decline of traditional family values, the shift in political ideology in southern states during the election between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater, and Nixon's platform and domestic agenda. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Comprehensive overview of this tumultuous period in the United States
  • Uses multiple images, graphics, animations, etc. to convey information and explain major events/concepts
Cons

  • Speaker moves quickly through material, so best used as a summary or for learners with a strong grasp of the English language