Cesar Chavez Study Guide
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Where and when was Cesar Chavez born?
Yuma, Arizona 1927
What is a migrant worker?
A person that goes place to place in search of a job or work
What was one thing Cesar was determined to do when he was in school?
Read and learn
What happen to Cesar Chavez's family during the Great Depression? Where did they travel?
They lost there farm in Arizona and then moved to the Imperial Valley in California ,and became migrant workers
Why did Cesar Chavez stop going to school
he had to work a fulltime job to help earn money for his family
What was Cesar Chavez job with the CSO (community service organization)
He spoke to groups of people about working together to change things for migrant workers
What did Cesar Chavez want to start?
What does the FWO stand for
Farm Workers Association
Farm workers were not treated well, what did they decide to do about it?
People joined the FWO, and then went on strike and boycotted grapes
Who were Cesar Chavez's role models and why did he look up to them
His role models were Dr. Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi. He looked up to them because they bothused nonviolent protesting
Why did Chavez tell people not to buy grapes? What is this method called?
What branch of the military did Cesar Chavez join?
After the military where did Cesar Chavez go to work?
he went back to working on grape farms
What was the housing like that were provided for farm workers
Usually surrounded by mud with no running water or no electricity
Why didn't the landowners want the farm owners to form unions?
they didn't want others to realize how bad they were treating migrant farmers
What did Cesar Chavez encourage the farm workers to do?
Join together and go on strike
What is a fast? and Why did Cesar Chavez go on a fast?
A fast is when someone goes without food . He did it to draw attention to the danger of pesticides
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