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APUSH Vocab 26
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Southern Christian Leadership Conference, churches link together to inform blacks about changes in the Civil Rights Movement, led by MLK Jr., was a success
protests that are gone at peacefully
Some non-violent protest intentionally breaks the law, such as ________ at segregated lunch counters in the 1960s.
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, college kids participate in Civil Rights, stage sit-ins and such
a United States youth subculture of the 1950s
The campaign program advocated by JFK in the 1960 election. He promised to revitalize the stagnant economy and enact reform legislation in education, health care, and civil rights.
a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government
Commission made by LBJ after killing of John F. Kennedy. (Point is to investigate if someone paid for the assasination of Kennedy.) Conclusion is that Oswald killed Kennedy on his own. Commissioner is Chief Justice Warren.
President Johnson called his version of the Democratic reform program the Great Society. In 1965, Congress passed many Great Society measures, including Medicare, civil rights legislation, and federal aid to education.
War on Poverty
President Lyndon B. Johnson's program in the 1960's to provide greater social services for the poor and elderly
Health benefits for the elderly and poor
Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the government the power to enforce all laws governing civil rights, including desegregation of schools and public places.
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1964) eliminated the poll tax as a prerequisite to vote in national elections.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
1965; invalidated the use of any test or device to deny the vote and authorized federal examiners to register voters in states that had disenfranchised blacks; as more blacks became politically active and elected black representatives, it rboguth jobs, contracts, and facilities and services for the black community, encouraging greater social equality and decreasing the wealth and education gap
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933)
activist in civil rights, leader of SNCC(student non violent coordinating committee)
a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites
riot which lasted six days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
Gideon v Wainwright
a landmark case in United States Supreme Court history. In the case, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants unable to afford their own attorneys.
Escobedo v Illinois
defendent must be allowed access to a lawyer before questioning by police
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