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Study Guide Questions

1.     When did slavery cease to exist in America?
2.     The Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 are sometimes called the "___________________________."
3.     What did the 14th Amendment guarantee?
4.     What did the 15th Amendment grant?
5.     When did the Supreme Court rule that the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was unconstitutional?
6.     When was the "Plessy vs. Ferguson" case?
7.     Who was Homer Plessy?
8.     For what offense was Homer Plessy arrested?
9.     What judge handed down a ruling in the case?
10.     Plessy was found guilty of breaking the law of what state?
11.     When Plessy took his case to the Supreme Court, the original decision was [ overturned/ upheld ].
12.     What did the so-called "Jim Crow" laws legalize?
13.     From where did the name, "Jim Crow" come?
14.     Why did poll taxes and literacy tests exist?
15.     What did the case known as "Cumming versus the County Board of Education" decide?
16.     Effective leadership for a civil rights movement surfaced in what decade?
17.     "Brown versus the Board of Education" ruled that "separate educational facilities are _____________________________________________."
18.     When did the "Brown versus the Board of Education" ruling take place?
19.     Why was Rosa Parks arrested?
20.     In what profession was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
21.     What did the Black leaders of Montgomery, Alabama decide to do to protest the arrest of Rosa Parks?
22.     Where did the Arkansas National Guard go, to prevent Black students from attending school ?
23.     Where was Joseph McNeill denied service?
24.     Against what did the "freedom riders" protest?
25.     Who was the first Black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi?
26.     Who escorted the student named in #1 to the university campus?
27.     Two students were killed as the result of a riot that broke out because of Meredith's presence on campus. True or false?
28.     Where did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead a protest in April of 1963?
29.     How many people participated in the March on Washington? When did this event take place?
30.     What speech did King deliver during the March on Washington?
31.     The March on Washington was the largest mass demonstration to ever take place in the United States. True or false?
32.     The participants in the March on Washington were all Black, American citizens. True or false?
33.     Who was the American president in 1964, when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act?
34.     Any programs that discriminated because of race could no longer receive what, as a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
35.     What did the 24th Amendment ban?
36.     Who forbade a 1965 march between Selma and Montgomery?
37.     Was the march delayed as a result of the ban?
38.     March 7, 1965 became known as "______________________________________." Why?
39.     How long after the event named in #14 was the Voting Rights Act passed?
40.     The Voting Rights Act outlawed the use of literacy tests as a "litmus test" for voters. True or false?
41.     How many new Black voters were registered by the end of 1965?
42.     Malcom X wanted Blacks to estrange themselves from White society, but he later changed his stance. True or false?
43.     The "Black Panthers" advocated peaceful, civil disobdeience. True or false?
44.     How did Dr. King, Jr. die? When did he die?
45.     Who organized a protest by grape pickers in California in 1962?
46.     When did American Indians seize the trading post at Wounded Knee?
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