An Era of Social Change: The 1960s & 1970s. Unit 13: The Tumultuous Sixties RUSH Mrs. Baker. How much can a society change???. During the 1960s and 1970s the following groups sought radical change: Latin Americans Native Americans Women Disabled Young people Environmentalists.
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Unit 13: The Tumultuous Sixties
Under leadership of Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers union made important financial, health, and safety gains for farm workers.
Voters elected Texans Henry Gonzalez and Eligio de la Garza to the House of Representatives. Joseph Montoya of New Mexico was elected to the Senate.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund helped Mexican Americans gain civil rights and encouraged Mexican American students to become lawyers.
Militant Mexican-American students secured the creation of new programs to decrease the number of Latino drop outs and the establishment of new Chicano studies programs at colleges and universities.
1884: Seneca Fall Convention
Declaration of Sentiments
1920: 19th Amendment
1940s: Women entered work force during WWII
Rosie the Riveter
More job opportunities
Equality of pay with men
End to discrimination based on sex.