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USII.9 Modern America

effects of segregation
- separate educational facilities & resources
- separate public facilities
- social isolation
Plessy v Ferguson
allowed "separate but equal"
Brown v Board of Education
desegregated public schools
Martin Luther King Jr.
used passive resistance against segregated facilities
Rosa Parks
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Freedom Riders
protested segregation in interstate buses
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Civil Rights Act of 1964
prohibited segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin
Voting Rights Act of 1965
banned the use of literacy tests and provided for federal oversight of voter registration
Americans with Disabilities Act
guarantees individuals with disailities equal opportunities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunication
Individuals withe Disabilities Education Act
formerly public law 94.142; Federal law that entitles children and young adults access to a free and appropriate public education
workplace disadvantages for women
- discrimination in hiring process
- lower wages for women than men for the same job
National Organization for Women
title 9
federal legislation to force colleges to give women equal athletic opportunities
Equal Rights Amendment
a proposed amendment aimed at banning discrimination based on gender
effects of the ERA and the focus on equal opportunity employment for women
created a wider range of options and advancements for women in business & public service
Information Age
the period following World War II leading up to the early twenty-first century marked this period
Industries that increased travel post WWII
interstate highways
access to heating and air conditioning
improved quality of life and encouraged population growth in certain areas of the country
results of nationwide access to the same entertainment and information
decreased regional variation
Twentieth and Twenty First Century Foreign Policy
- changes in terrorist activities
- varied global conflicts
- changing relationships with nations
Changing immigration patterns
- changing immigration policies
- more people try to immigrate to the US than are allowed by law
Global environmental issues
- debae over global climate change
- conservation of water and other natural resources
energy issues
dependence on foreign oil
world health issues
global pandemics
safety and security issues
Homeland Security Act

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