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The federal voting rights laws passed in the 1950s and 1960s were designed to
a) return control of voting regulations to the states
b) remove racial barriers to voting
c) extend suffrage to American women
d) prevent recent immigrants from voting

Cesar Chavez created the United Farm Workers Organization Committee (UFWOC) in 1966 primarily to
a) secure voting rights for Mexican Americans
b) improve working conditions for migrant laborers
c) provide legal assistance to illegal aliens
d) increase farm income

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’” —Martin Luther King - Which step was taken following this speech?
a) desegregation of the Armed Forces
b) ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson
c) elimination of the Ku Klux Klan
d) passage of new civil rights acts

We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” —Brown v. Board of Edu - Which constitutional idea was the basis for this decision?
a) protection against double jeopardy
b) freedom of speech
c) right of assembly
d) equal protection of the law

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in an effort to correct
a) racial and gender discrimination
b) limitations on freedom of speech
c) unfair immigration quotas
d) segregation in the armed forces

After the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, African Americans continued to experience political and economic oppression mainly because
a) the amendments were not intended to solve their problems
b) many African Americans distrusted the Federal Government
c) Southern legislatures enacted Jim Crow laws
d) poor communications kept people from learning about their legal rights

The decisions of the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona, Gideon v. Wainwright, and Escobedo v. Illinois all advanced the
a) voting rights of minorities
b) guarantees of free speech and press
c) principle of separation of church and state
d) rights of accused persons

Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. -Brown v. Board of Education The effect of this Supreme Court ruling was to
a) establish affirmative action programs in higher education
b) require the integration of public schools
c) desegregate the armed forces and the military academies
d) force states to spend an equal amount on each public school student

The main goal of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848) was to
a) obtain equal rights for women
b) make the public aware of environmental prob-lems
c) correct the abuses of big business
d) organize

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent Federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, during the 1957 school integration crisis, he was exercising his constitutional power as
a) Chief Legislator
b) Commander-in-Chief
c) Chief Diplomat
d) Head of State

Under Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court was considered activist because of its
a) reluctance to overturn state laws
b) insistence on restricting freedom of speech to spoken words
c) expansion of individual rights in criminal cases
d) refusal to reconsider the issues of the Plessy v. Ferguson case

When necessary to achieve justice, which method did Martin Luther King, Jr., urge his followers to employ?
a) using violence to bring about political change
b) engaging in civil disobedience
c) leaving any community in which racism is practiced
d) demanding that Congress pay reparations to African Americans

An original purpose of affirmative action programs was to
a) increase educational and employment opportunities for women and minorities
b) improve the Amencan economy by guaranteeing that employees will be highly skilled
c) decrease social welfare costs by requiring recipients of public assistance to work
d) reduce the Federal deficit by increasing government efficiency

The major goal of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s was to
a) establish a separate political state for African Americans
b) gain passage of an equal rights amendment to the Constitution
c) end segregation based on race
d) permit unlimited immigration to the United States

Which generalization can most accurately be drawn from a study of Supreme Court cases Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education?
a) The Supreme Court has issued consistent decisions in cases involving rights of the accused.
b) Supreme Court decisions are accepted without public controversy.
c) The Justices believe that social issues are best left for state courts to decide.
d) The Supreme Court has helped to determine public policy.

The abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the 1960’s civil rights movement are all examples of reform efforts that
a) succeeded without causing major controversy
b) developed significant popular support
c) achieved their goals without government action
d) failed to affect the nation as a whole

Which action designed to oppose a political or business policy is closest to the approach used by Martin Luther King, Jr.?
a) a war protester accepting a jail term rather than registering for the draft
b) a union picketer assaulting a strikebreaker
c) a government employee resisting arrest for failure to pay income taxes
d) dissatisfied workers destroying machinery in their factory

“I would agree with Saint Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’ ” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter From Birmingham City Jail” This statement was used by Dr. King to show support for
a) Social Darwinism
b) Jim Crow laws
c) separation of church and state
d) civil disobedience

When Susan B. Anthony refused to pay a fine for voting illegally in the election of 1872, she stated: “Not a penny shall go to this unjust claim.” Her action was an example of
a) anarchy
b) judicial review
c) civil disobedience
d) vigilante justice

Martin Luther King, Jr. first emerged as a leader of the civil rights movement when he
a) led the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
b) refused to give up his seat on a bus to a white man
c) challenged the authority of the Supreme Court
d) was elected as the first black congressman from the South

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