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What countries did the Vietnam War occur in?
Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
When did the Vietnam war start?
November 1, 1955
What were the Vietcong?
The communist army which fought against the US in Vietnam
Who supported North Vietnam? South Vietnam?
What was the purpose of the Vietnam War?
To Unify Vietnam
True or False - Vietnam War was very unpopular
True or False - Vietnam War was the last war to institute the draft
How many US soldiers died in the Vietnam War?
True or False - Vietnam was not a living room war
Where did blacks move to after WW2?
What happened after California restricted its housing to minorities?
Blacks were forced to live in East and South LA
True or False - White neighborhoods and gangs were fine with blacks living next to them.
What is Blockbusting?
Buying white houses and renting them to blacks
What was the Black Panther Movements?
Most influential black movement organization in the 60's
True or False- lots of blacks moved to live in ghettos in the West
True or False - Police fairly ruled black ghettos
How would the government monitor the police in black neighborhoods?
Armed guard patrols
Where and when was the Watts Riot?
Watts Neighborhood; August 11, 1965
What caused the Watts riots?
A fight broke out after police pulled over a Black for a DUI
How many days did looting occur for the Watts Riots?
How many National Guardsmen were needed along with Police to quell the Watts Riots?
Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
A Baptist Minister and Activist
How did MLK protest?
Through non-violence and civil disobedience
What protest did MLK give his "I have a dream speech"?
The March on Washington
Where was MLK assassinated?
What was MLK trying to help when he was shot?
A Sanitation Strike
Who did MLK convince to sit at the front of a bus?
How the LA Race Riots in LA start?
Four white officers beat Rodney King
What methods did the police use to constrain Rodney King?
Tasing, Baton beatings, tacking and handcuffs
What was Rodney King on during the beating?
What did the city do in response to Rodney?
Widespread looting, assaults, arson & killings
What were the repercussions of Rodney Riots?
1 billion dollars in damage; 55 people killed; 2,000 injured; 11,000 arrested
What were the charges against OJ Simpson?
Killing his ex-wife and her friend
What were the names of the victims that OJ Simpson murdered? (His ex-wife & her friend)
Nicole Brown Simpson; Ron Goldman
What was the evidence against OJ?
DNA samples & a bloody glove
True or False - the bloody glove easily fit OJ
What was the result of the OJ trial?
OJ was found innocent
True or False - The Jury for OJ was an even mix of races
What was the OJ trial termed?
The "Trial of the Century"
Who committed perjury for lying under oath that he never made a racist remark during the OJ trial?
How many total white children did Aibileen raise?
Who did Aibileen work for?
How did Aibileen's son (Treelore) die?
Crushed in a tractor trailer accident
What does Aibileen help write and with who?
A book with Skeeter
Who is Minny?
Aibileen's best friend
How many kids does Minny have?
What is Minny known for?
Who is Minny married to and what is his hobby?
Leroy ; alcoholic
What attribute gets Minny fired many times for?
What awful thing did Minny do?
Baked a "chocolate" pie for Miss Hilly
Who is the newcomer and outcast in Jackson?
Celia Rae Foote
Who is Celia married to, and who's ex-boyfriend is he?
Johnny; Hilly's ex-boyfriend
What causes Celia to be an outcast?
Backwoods childhood and Hollywood looks
Why does Celia hire Minny?
To help her cook and clean so she can impress Johnny
Who is the daughter of a cotton plantation owner?
How old is Skeeter?
22 years old
When did Skeeter's perspective on black and white división change?
When she went off to college
What does Skeeter want to be? What does her mother want her to be?
A writer; a wife.
Where was John F. Kennedy born?
How old was JFK when he became President?
What number President was JFK?
What was JFK's approval rating? (Was higher than any before)
Problems with what other country dominated JFK's presidency concerns?
The Soviet Union
What was the Bay of Pigs?
Failed invasion attempt by the CIA to assassinate Fidel Castro
What was the Cuban Missile Crisis? And for how long?
A 13 day confrontation about Soviet Union missile placements in Cuba
What are the Peace Corps?
Americans working oversees to help other countries understand the American culture
What was the verdict from the Warren Commission about the JFK assassination?
John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald
Who shot Lee Harvey Oswald?
True or False - Warren Commission results are 100% proven and trustworthy
True or False - the JFK assassination is the most controversial arguments today and many other studies have done investigations
What were the Freedom Summers?
A volunteer campaign to try and register as many black voters in Mississippi as possible
When were the Freedom Summers launched?
How many out of state voters in the Freedom Summers registered thousands of black Mississippians?
Where did Freedom Summers Participants come from?
The Best Universities in the North
What were two characteristics of Freedom Summer Volunteers?
White and Rich
What three guys were the victims of the Mississippi Burning?
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.
What race is Michael Schwerner (Mississippi Burning) and what state was he from?
Jewish; New York
Who was Cecil Price?
A Neshoba County Deputy Sheriff & KKK member
What was the Freedom Summers Murders (Mississippi Burning)
3 men drove into an ambush by the KKK. Two men (Goodman and Schwerner) were shot and killed, Chaney was chased, beaten and shot 3 times
Who was convicted of the Freedom Summer Murders 41 years after the fact?
Edgar Ray Killen
What is the KKK?
A right wing extremist organization that advocates extremist reactionary positions (white supremacy, white nationalism, & anti-immigration
How did the KKK intimidate others?
With cross burnings & large mass parades
When was the most current uprising of the KKK and what was their goal?
After WW2 ; to oppose the Civil Rights with violence and murder
True or False - the KKK swears to uphold Christian morality
Who did the KKK ally with during the 60's?
Southern Police Departments and Governor's Offices
How long did Commissioner Bull Conner give the KKK to attack Freedom Riders in 1961?
Who were the Freedom Riders?
Civil Rights Activists who rode interstate buses into segregated southern states
What does the modern KKK look like?
Small independent chapters across the nation
How many "chapters" make up the KKK?
True or False -the KKK has way more than a few thousand members today?
What are current reasons people join the KKK?
Anxiety about illegal immigration; urban crime; civil unions; same-sex marriages
Who's statue was taken down in Memphis during a rally?
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest?
Confederate Army General during the Civil War & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK
After what battle did Nathan Forrest massacre Black Union Soldiers?
Battle of Fort Pillow
What group did Memphis sell Nathan Forrest's Park to?
What change occurred in music in the 60's?
Musicians put more importance in lyrics
What was Woodstock a symbol of?
Youth's rebellion against traditional values
What values did hippies believe in?
Love, Peace & Personal Freedom
What were two "traditional shows" that young people rebelled against?
Andy Griffith Show; The Beverly Hillbillies
What were two shows that spurred the youth rebellion in the 60's?
The Graduate; Doctor Strangelove
What early time period can the hippie movement be traced back too?
19& 20th Century European Societal Movements
When did the American hippie movement start?
What were the 4 fundamental structures to the hippie movement?
Harmony with nature; Communal Living; Artistic Experimentation in music; use of recreational drugs
After what events did the hippie movement start and end with?
Assassination of JFK; Resignation of Richard Nixon & end of Vietnam War
What was the controversy with the Kent State Massacre?
Ohio National Guards shot unarmed college students who protested the bombing of Cambodia
True or False - Most everyone knew Vietnam would be a long, hard war, and thought the Cambodia bombings were a necessary measure?
How many guards shot how many rounds during how many seconds in the Kent State Massacre?
28 guardsmen; 67 rounds; 13 seconds
What were the casualties from the Kent State Massacre?
4 students killed; 9 wounded; 1 paralyzed
Who was Stuart's ex-fiancée? (She slept with a civil rights activist)
Describe the character Skeeter's mom tried to set Skeeter up with after she broke up with Stuart
Homosexual; 3rd Cousin
What was Leroy's hobby?
What detail in the book gave away Aibileen's chapter?
The L-Shaped Crack in Elizabeth's table
Name 1 popular artist that Skeeter listened to on the radio
What nickname does Aibileen call Ross?
What organization was Martin Luther King Jr. the president of?
The Southern Leadership Conference
What was 1 major mistake the prosecution made in the OJ trial?
The glove did not fit OJ
What character from the Help loves to Deer Hunt?
Why does Mae Mobley's teacher believe blacks cannot get through school?
They are not smart enough
What organization promised to help Aibileen if she had financial troubles due to the book?
What character was put in a retirement home because she laughed at Miss Hilly?
What are two examples of hate crimes Freedom Summer Participants experienced?
Drive by shootings; homes being hit with Molotov cocktails
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