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the use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike in opposition to support a cause
a policy that attempts to address past discrimination against various groups by improving employment and educational opportunities
black panther party
organization formed in CA during the late 60's to inform blacks of their constitutional rights and point out racism. They created a nationalo newspaper, free breakfast programs for children, and used phrases such as "Black is beautiful" to give blacks a sense of pride and power
a form of protest consisting in the refusal to have dealings with a person, business, or organization
an economic system based on private ownership (by individuals and not the government) of farms and businessess. US has this.
refusal to obey laws in an effort to change government policy or laws. Civil disobedience involves passive resistance or other nonviolent means.
the rights that the US Consitution entitiles all people as citizens, especially equal treatment under the law
the golbal struggle for power and influence between the US and Soviet Union that followed WWII until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The struggle was called the Cold War because it did not actually lead to direct armed conflict between the superpowers
an economic system based on the idea that farms and businesses should be owned in common by the workers who do the labor. THis was used in Soviet Union. Communists do not believe that capitalism is a good idea.
wanting to get new material things. This means people want to buy lots of things including the newest and greatest gagets, fashion, etc.
form of government ruled by the people. In a democracy, citizen's elect representatives to make and carry out the laws. US has this.
people who are actively concerned with acheiving political, and economic equality for women
Jim Crow Laws
laws that were designed to enforce racial segregation and maintain white supremacy in the South after the Civil War. For example, blacks had seperate waiting rooms, schools, and drinking fountains. Intermarriages between blacks and whites were against the law
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