U4 Exam Study Questions
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Why is voting important?
Because voting is how Americans share their voice and opinions.
What did people in Montgomery, Alabama do to protest segregated buses?
They boycotted (didn't use) the buses for over 1 year.
How do Americans help their communities?
They volunteer to help people.
Why were African Americans protesting during the Civil Rights Movement?
They wanted to have equal rights and opportunities and end Jim Crow laws.
Who was the Black girl who wanted to go to a white school near her house?
Who was the most important leader in the Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King Jr.
What was Martin Luther King, Jr's dream?
For all Americans to have equal rights and opportunities.
What is an example of a peaceful protest?
Boycotting segregated businesses.
Who has power in a democracy?
What was the result of Linda Brown's situation with the white school?
The Supreme Court banned (prohibited) segregated schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
What is the 3rd amendment?
You don't have to allow a soldier into your home
What were Jim Crow Laws?
Discriminatory laws that segregated Black and white people
What was the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
A law that prohibited discrimination based on race, gender, religion, language, or national origin.
Who was the woman who refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus?
What was the famous speech that Martin Luther King Jr. gave in Washington in 1963?
I have a Dream
What was the time period in which Black Americans fought for equal rights in society?
The Civil Rights Movement
Who do politicians represent?
the American People
What are civic responsibilities?
the ways that Americans participate in the government
What is the 4th amendment?
The government can not search your house without a warrant
What must people be informed about?
laws, politics, and the government
What was the result of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
The Supreme Court prohibited segregated buses
What is a responsibility of all Americans?
serve on a jury
What is the 2nd amendment?
the government can not prevent people from bearing arms (carrying guns)
What did Martin Luther King organize in 1963?
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
How did leaders of the Civil Rights Movement fight inequality?
with non-violent protests
What kind of government does the USA have?
What does the 1st amendment protect?
our freedom of speech, assembly, petition, religion, and press
What does the Bill of Rights do?
protects the rights of Americans
What protects the rights of Americans?
What are 3 civic responsibilities of Americans?
Vote, serve on a jury, volunteer to help others in your community,