US History Unit 07: Civil Rights and Vietnam

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X meet bef...

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X meet before a press conference. Both men had come to hear the Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This was the only time the two men ever met; their meeting lasted only one minute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Post War America Notes

Research the following sets of term and post them to your blog.

Required: Second Red Scare, HUAC, McCarthyism, Alger Hiss, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Hollywood 10, Ronald Reagan

Read Dr. MLK Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail and answer the following

  • How does MLK use religion to support his actions as part of the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Who is his audience and what is he asking them to do?
  • What metaphors/similes does he use to explain the Civil Rights movement?
  • What elements of the letter would not be used today?


Pick one of the Groups.

Choice Group 1: Dr. MLK Jr. SCLC, Selma  Marches, FBI investigation of MLK, SNCC, MLK Assassination

Choice Group 2: Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, Black Panthers, Elijah Muhammad, Assassination of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

Choice Group 3: Gen. Westmoreland, Vietnamization, Robert McNamara, Henry Kissinger, Tet Offensive, Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, War Powers Act, Pentagon Papers


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