There were so many important developments happening in these years. Let us look briefly at a few.
- Minority rights movements. These movements pushed America towards a more diverse society in which people of all races and ethnicities could feel more welcome.
- Women's rights movement/women's lib. These movements changed the nature of American society, putting women on a much more equal footing with men and changing the social dynamics of our society.
- Environmental movement. This movement put environmental issues on the national agenda. Those issues are not very much a central part of American politics and society.
- Move towards conservatism. Partly as a backlash against these other developments, the United States started to move towards political conservatism in the 1970s. This has continued to the present.