3 Written questions
3 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
3 True/False questions
Doctrine of Pre-emption → ...
Immigration Act of 1965 → 1965 was a time when american attitudes were changing, asian economies growing,the vietnam and the civil rights assessments were at its peak. The immigration act increased annual admissions to 170,000 and also gave preference to reuniting families with those immigrants already living in the United States. Congress feared the massive influx of workers from latin america which resulted in putting a cap of only 120,000 people annually. President johnson's immigration act reformed the previous immigration policy of 1924 and reflected the shift of balancing of a new global economy.
Voting Rights Act → During the mid 1950s as population shifted to suburbs and traffic increased on old country roads, Eisenhower administration proposed a 20-year plan to build a massive interstate highway system. To rally support, Eisenhower addressed the fears of the cold war and argued that the plan would evacuate cities incase of a nuclear attack. In 1956 congress passed the interstate act making it the largest public works project in history. The federal government picked up 90 percent of the high-way trust fund which put a tax on cars, lubricants, gas, and other auto parts. The interstate act has had a enormous impact on american life ever since.