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  1. Watts Riot
  2. Equal Rights Amendment
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1957
  4. Robert Kennedy
  5. Federal Highway Act
  1. a A white officer beat a black motorist in LA which caused 6 days of violence and thirty four people to die. Home were burned and the national guard had to be brought in.
  2. b Appropriating $25 billion for the construction of interstate highways over a 20-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history to that point.
  3. c Constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
  4. d Primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Republicans in the United States since Reconstruction.
  5. e He was a Democrat who ran for president in 1968 promoting civil rights and other equality based ideals. He was ultimately assassinated in 1968, leaving Nixon to take the presidency but instilling hope in many Americans.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. United states dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Mass bombing of cities and civilians, one of the terrible new practices of WWII had ended in the final nightmare- unprecedented human destruction in a single blinding flash. Japanese announced their surrender. (987)
  2. Successor to ENIAC; "Universal Automatic Computer"; handled business data; LAUNCHED THE COMP REVOLUTION; allowed Americans to work more efficiently
  3. The Holocaust took place in Europe between 1993 and 1945. Six million Jews were systematically and brutally murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. Millions of non-Jews, including Roma and Sinti(Gypsies), Serbs, political dissidents, people with disabilities, homosexuals and Jehova's Witnesses, were also persecuted by the Nazis.
  4. The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
  5. In September 1957 the school board in Little rock, Arkansas, won a court order to admit nine African American students to Central High a school with 2,000 white students. The governor ordered troops from Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school. The next day as the National Guard troops surrounded the school, an angry white mob joined the troops to protest the integration plan and to intimidate the AA students trying to register. The mob violence pushed Eisenhower's patience to the breaking point. He immediately ordered the US Army to send troops to Little Rock to protect and escort them for the full school year.

5 True/False questions

  1. Massive RetaliationThe "new look" defense policy of the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's was to threaten "massive retaliation" with nuclear weapons in response to any act of aggression by a potential enemy.


  2. Manhattan ProjectCode name for the U.S. effort during World War II to produce the atomic bomb. Much of the early research was done in New York City by refugee physicists in the United States.


  3. Civil DisobedienceA form of political participation that reflects a conscious decision to break a law believed to be immoral and to suffer the consequences.


  4. Montgomery Bus BoycottSeries of domestic initiatives announced in 1964 by LBJ to "end poverty and racial injustice." They included the Voting Rights Act of 1965, est of the Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Head Start, job-training programs, Medicare and Medicaid expansion, and various community action programs


  5. Congress of Racial EqualityCORE was a civil rights organization. They were famous for freedom rides which drew attention to Southern barbarity, leading to the passing of civil rights legislation.