3 Written Questions
3 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1965 was a time when american attitudes were changing, asian economies growing,the vietnam and the civil rights assessments were at its peak. The immigration act increased annual admissions to 170,000 and also gave preference to reuniting families with those immigrants already living in the United States. Congress feared the massive influx of workers from latin america which resulted in putting a cap of only 120,000 people annually. President johnson's immigration act reformed the previous immigration policy of 1924 and reflected the shift of balancing of a new global economy.
- President johnson's landmark piece of legislation persuaded congress to pass a strong voting rights act in august 1965. The act outlawed literacy tests and permitted federal officials to monitor the elections in many southern districts. With in a five year period black registration jumped from 35 to 65 percent.
3 True/False Questions
Tet Offensive → Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
Interstate Highways Act → During the mid 1950s as population shifted to suburbs and traffic increased on old country roads, Eisenhower administration proposed a 20-year plan to build a massive interstate highway system. To rally support, Eisenhower addressed the fears of the cold war and argued that the plan would evacuate cities incase of a nuclear attack. In 1956 congress passed the interstate act making it the largest public works project in history. The federal government picked up 90 percent of the high-way trust fund which put a tax on cars, lubricants, gas, and other auto parts. The interstate act has had a enormous impact on american life ever since.
American Indian Movement → Social activism of the 1960s inspired indian leaders into a new political agenda. In 1968 urban activists in minneapolis created the american indian movement. Because the bureau of indian affairs refused to support the problem of urban indians , militant indian members of the organization expressed their anger by seizing the abandoned federal prison on alcatraz island in San Francisco. The sieze of alcatraz was later known as the pan-indian rights movement.