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Civil Rights Movement
Terms in this set (15)
What is segregation?
A. Uniting two groups
B. Separating two groups
C. Cooperating with two groups
D. None of the above
Separating two groups
What was the name of the law that the United States government passed in 1964 which made it illegal for businesses to treat people differently because of their race, their gender, or their religion?
A. The Civil Rights Act
B. The Voting Rights Act
C. The Civil War Act
D. The American Act
The Civil Rights Act
The unfair difference in the treatment of people is called _____________________.
Civil rights include _____________________________.
A. The right of all people to be treated equally under the law
B. The right to vote
C. Freedom of speech
D. All of the above
All of the above
Why was Rosa Parks arrested?
A. She refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger
B. She refused to get on the bus
C. She tried to drive the bus
D. She wanted to stand on the bus
She refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger
How is life different for African Americans today in comparison to the early 1900s?
A. Life is the same as it was in the early 1900s. Black people still must give seats to white people on the bus.
B. Life is the same as it was in the early 1900s. Black and white children still must attend separate schools.
C. Life is very different than it was in the early 1900s. Black people do not have to give seats to white people on the bus. Black and white children attend the same schools.
D. All of the above
Life is very different than it was in the early 1900s. Black people do not have to give seats to white people on the bus. Black and white children attend the same schools.
What was the name of the group of people that traveled on buses across the South to integrate public places?
A. American Riders
B. Little Rock Nine
C. Freedom Summer
D. Freedom Riders
Which Supreme Court case from 1954 ruled that "separate but equal" education was unconstitutional?
A. Plessy v. Ferguson
B. Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
C. Brown v. Mississippi Department of Education
D. Jim Crow v. Segregation
Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
How did Thurgood Marshall work towards equality during his lifetime?
A. He became a writer and tried to help poor people
B. He joined the Army and became a lieutenant
C. He served on the United States Supreme Court and tried to help poor people
D. He was elected to the Alabama state legislature
He served on the United States Supreme Court and tried to help poor people
Who was the man that was considered to be the national leader of the Civil Rights Movement that opposed discrimination through nonviolent resistance and peaceful demonstrations?
A. Medgar Evers
B. Thurgood Marshall
C. Martin Luther King Jr.
D. James Meredith
Martin Luther King Jr.
A campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which up to that time had almost totally excluded black voters.
A. Freedom Mississippi
B. Freedom Riders
C. Freedom Summer
D. Voting Rights Act
What was the name of the law that made it illegal to create special rules to keep African Americans from voting?
A. Voting Rights Act
B. Civil Rights Movement
C. Civil Rights Act
D. Voting in Mississippi Act
Voting Rights Act
What are civil rights?
Civil rights are the rights of all people to be treated equally under the law.
What were Jim Crow laws?
The Jim Crow laws were laws that kept blacks and whites apart. These laws made it a crime for blacks and whites to use the same public places, such as restaurants, schools, hotels, or swimming pools. These laws denied individuals of their civil rights.
Who was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi in Oxford?
A. James Meredith
B. Martin Luther King Jr.
C. Langston Hughes
D. Jackie Robinson