What happened in hundreds of cities immediately after the assassination of Martin Luther King?
Riots broke out.
In what way did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 affect employment in the United States?
It outlawed job discrimination and created the EEOC to investigate charges of job
events in the Civil Rights movement preceded the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
The Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama.
Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at The March on Washington.
At what point did the Black Panthers believe that African Americans would become "free"?
when they gained full control of their community institutions
How did the Black Panthers exemplify the idea of "black power"?
The Black Panthers developed programs for African Americans to help themselves and their communities.
When three civil rights workers disappeared during Freedom Summer, the SNCC claimed that they had been
What civil rights measure was passed by Congress shortly after King's assassination?
the Fair Housing Act
As a result of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,
nearly forty countries ended above ground nuclear tests.
Which of these was a result of the Equal Pay Act?
Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Kennedy's assassination.
In return for the desegregation of interstate transportation,
the Kennedy administration agreed not to stop the arrest of Mississippi activists.
Why did Martin Luther King target Birmingham, Alabama for a civil rights campaign?
because it was considered the most segregated city in the South
two specific activities are protected from discrimination in Civil Rights Act of 1964
voting and employment
The members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) believed
that direct, nonviolent methods could gain civil rights for African Americans.
Which civil rights organization won a number of important court cases against segregation in the 1950s?
In a ruling known as Brown II, the Supreme Court
ordered the immediate implementation of Brown v. Board of Education.
To which city did President Eisenhower send federal troops to protect African American students?
In response to riots over desegregation the University of Mississippi, President Kennedy declared that
Americans were free to disagree with the law but not to disobey it.
Why were many Americans surprised when President Johnson supported civil rights?
He was a Southerner with an undistinguished record on racial matters.
At what school was there major rioting over James Meredith's enrollment?
the University of Mississippi
How did T. Eugene Connor react to civil rights marchers in Birmingham, Alabama?
He ordered the use of police dogs and fire hoses against the marchers.
The first of the confrontations on the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the march on Selma became known as
Following the issuance of the Kerner Commission's findings, a number of conservative commentators
argued against expanding federal spending for minorities
What was the outcome of the Alliance for Progress?
Relations between the United States and Latin America improved.
What issue led to the construction of the Berlin Wall?
America's refusal to recognize a divided Germany
What effect did the Cold War have on the American space program?
Competition with the Soviet Union spurred American space missions.
What was the conclusion of the Warren Commission about Lee Harvey's Oswald's role in the JFK assassination?
He acted alone.
What did the construction of the Berlin Wall do to the country of Germany?
The Berlin Wall divided East and West Germany.
What Kruschchev request did President Kennedy deny at their 1961 conference in Vienna?
to recognize the formal division of Germany and end the American occupation of West Berlin
Why was the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 necessary?
Existing American immigration policies were discriminatory.
What is an argument that people used to prevent affirmative action?
it would not be fair for white people & discriminate against non-minorities.