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John Kennedy became the first president since Reconstruction to send federal troops into the South to protect the constitutional rights of African Americans
Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was a defense of nonviolent protest
In the spring of 1963, Dr. King decided to launch demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, knowing they would probably provoke a violent response, because he believed that this was the only way to get President Kennedy to actively support civil rights.
The Freedom Riders traveled to the South to
draw attention to the South's refusal to integrate bus terminals
According to the chart, how did La Raza Unida and the United Farm Workers differ in their goals?
La Raza Unida worked to mobilize Latino American voters.
In 1973 a big change in abortion laws and the right to privacy came with
the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped protect civil rights, but it did not
guaranteed the right to vote
The purpose of the Selma March was to campaign for
voting rights for African Americans
The Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education ended racial segregation
in public schools
For much of the twentieth century, ethnic Mexicans in California and the U.S. Southwest were segregated into barrios and also faced
After a campus-wide strike at the University of California at Berkeley, the Supreme Court upheld the students' rights to
freedom of speech and assembly on campus.
Refer to the time line above and then identify two main goals for the civil rights movement.
integrated public facilities and the right to vote
To end segregation and racism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated
nonviolent passive resistance
In Little Rock, Arkansas, the governor tried to prevent African American students from entering a white high school by
deploying the National Guard
According to the above excerpt, opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment feared that its ratification would
cause women to be drafted and forced into military combat.
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