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To what extent did various groups seek to redefine American democracy during the 1960s?



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To what extent did various groups seek to redefine American democracy during the 1960s?

Using the document excerpts (provided below) as well as your knowledge of the period, please answer the question with respect to three of the following groups:

  1. African Americans

  2. College and university students

  3. Ethnic minorities

  4. Government (judges, elected officials, etc.)

  5. Women


In answering the question, please be sure to define democracy as widely as possible, keeping in mind that it encompasses more than voting rights. Below you will see a list of basic requirements that may be part of your definition. As you answer the essay question above, be sure to include which requirements are being addressed and how it changed. You also want to include an analysis of how the movements you discuss are related to Churchill’s quote below.
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