American Civil Rights 1865-1992

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In what year was the 15th Amendment passed and what did it grant?
1870, forbade the denial of the vote based on race or past slavery
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what was the supreme court case that ruled in favour of black codes and what year?
Mississippi V Williams 1898
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what was the piece of legislation that allowed an Attorney General to file lawsuits on behalf of those denied the vote?
1957 Civil Rights Act
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1982, how many years had congress renewed the Voting Rights Act for?
25
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What year was the NAACP formed and what methods did they use to campaign?
1909, campaigned via legal procedures
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What did Jesse Jackson campaign for?
To highlight the importance of the black vote
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In what year was the Freedman's Bureau set up, and what did it provide?
1865, support to freed slaves, supported the work of self help groups, provided educaiton and some financial aid
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What did the New Deal provide?
1 million jobs, finanicial assistance, skilled training for 500,000 black youths
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In 1953, how many states had Fair Employment Regulations?
20
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Which president supported Affrimative Action?
Nixon
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What legislation did congress pass in 1972 which supported Affrimative Action?
Equal Opportunity Act
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in 1992 what was the black unemployment rate?
14.2% (2 x the national average)
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What was the Double V campaign?
African American media campaign that highlighted the irony of fighting against nazism
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In what year was Plessy V Ferguson and what did it rule?
1896, separate but equal
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Which landmark case effectively overturned Plessy V Ferguson, and in what year?
1954, Brown V Board of Education
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what year was the Civil Rights Act? Who passed it?
Johnson, 1964
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What year was the Fair Housing Act?
1968
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By 1992 how many blacks graduated from highschool?
67%
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What organisation was Martin Luther King leader of?
SCLC
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What did Booker T Washington try to highlight as important?
Education
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What did Milliken V Bradley rule?
bussing if deliberate segregation occured
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What year was the Rodney King Affair?
1992
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