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Title: Social Movements in America


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Social Movements in America
Social movements are loosely organized
collections of ordinary people, working
outside established institutions, using
unconventional and often disruptive methods, act
to get their voices heard in order to promote,
resist, or undo some social change.
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Social Movements in America
Ephemeral
Lasting or of use for only a short time
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Social Movements in America
  • Generally are the political instruments
  • of political outsiders
  • Generally are mass grassroots
  • phenomena
  • Often use unconventional and disruptive
  • tactics
  • Are populated by individuals with a
  • shared sense of grievance
  • Often turn into interest groups

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Social Movements in America
Abolitionist Movement
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Populist Movement
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Womens Suffrage Movement
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Social Movements in America
Labor Movement
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Social Movements in America
Temperance Movement
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Social Movements in America
Civil Rights Movement
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Social Movements in America
Various Anti-War Movements (Vietnam)
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Social Movements in America
The Womens Movement
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Social Movements in America
Environmentalist Movement
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Social Movements in America
Gay/Lesbian Rights Movement
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Social Movements in America
Religious Conservatives
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Social Movements in America
The Antiglobalization Movement
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Social Movements in America
The Undocumented Immigrants Movement
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Social Movements in America
The Tea Party Movement
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Social Movements in America
Using reading response questions 5, 6 and 7, go
back into your groups. From your research the
other day, prepare a presentation for your groups
jigsaw, regarding the social movement you
researched, discussing the following.
How did the movement you researched make U. S.
policies more democratic? What factors encouraged
its creation? What tactics did its members use?
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Social Movements in America
  • How did the movement you researched make
  • U. S. policies more democratic?
  • Did it encourage participation?
  • Did it help overcome political inequality?
  • Did it help create a new majority?
  • Did it help in overcoming constitutional
  • limitations on change?

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Social Movements in America
  • What factors encouraged the social
  • movements creation?
  • Real or perceived distress
  • Availability of resources for mobilization
  • A supportive environment
  • A sense of efficacy among participants
  • A spark to set off flames

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Social Movements in America
What tactics did its members use?
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