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3 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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
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.
Students for a Democratic Society → During 1962,Tom Hayden was from a working class family from a suburb of Detroit went to college at the university of michigan then traveled to berkley and later joined civil rights workers in mississippi. Along with other radical students, Hayden helped form helped form students the SDS. The SDS advocated a "participatory democracy" which made full use of sit-ins, protest marches and confrontation. Volunteers of the movement even risked death and were taught resistance from the beating of cops. created in 1962. Gather in port puron Michigan. 1. Was lack of indvidual freedom in modern America. Individuals were largely mass individual freedom, drew heavy on social critics. 2. Dress choice 3
Interstate Highways 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.