3 Written questions
3 Multiple choice questions
- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
- President johnson's landmark piece of legislation persuaded congress to pass a strong voting rights act in august 1965. The act outlawed literacy tests and permitted federal officials to monitor the elections in many southern districts. With in a five year period black registration jumped from 35 to 65 percent.
3 True/False questions
Equal Rights Amendment → The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) proposed the Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and, in 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. In 1972, it passed both houses of Congress, but failed to gain ratification before its June 30, 1982 deadline.
Tet Offensive → in january 1968 as south Vietnamese were celebrating tet, the Vietnamese lunar new year, vietcong gorillas launched a series of concentrated attacks. The attacks included saigon's major airport, the south vietnamese presidential palace, and hue, the ancient vietnamese imperial capital. 19 vietkong commandos blasted a hole in the american embassy compound in sagion and stormed in. They fought in the courtyard in the courtyard until all 19 layed dead. Tet was the one of the most american intelligence failures right next to the peral harbor invasion. The purpose of the offensive was to strike military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam.
American Indian Movement → Social activism of the 1960s inspired indian leaders into a new political agenda. In 1968 urban activists in minneapolis created the american indian movement. Because the bureau of indian affairs refused to support the problem of urban indians , militant indian members of the organization expressed their anger by seizing the abandoned federal prison on alcatraz island in San Francisco. The sieze of alcatraz was later known as the pan-indian rights movement.