Background to Key Topic 2: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-62

For the A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70 edexcel gcse history exam

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1. What was the name of the state laws that prevented black people from voting and enforced separate and unequal schools?

  • Jim Crow Laws
  • January Crow Laws
  • John Crowe Laws
  • Jim Carr Laws
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2. Black Americans make up approximately what percentage of all US citizens?

  • 25%
  • 12%
  • 50%
  • 7%

3. How many states had segregated schools as a result of the Jim Crow Laws?

  • 28
  • 32
  • 15
  • 45

4. By ... the NAACP had 460,000 members, ... times its membership in 1940.

  • By 1946 the NAACP had 460,000 members, 10 times its membership in 1940.
  • By 1945 he NAACP had 460,000 members, 9 times its membership in 1940.
  • By 1948 the NAACP had 460,000 members, 7 times its membership in 1940.
  • By 1950 the NAACP had 460,000 members, 6 times its membership in 1940.

5. Black Americans are descended from the slaves brought over from Africa to work the tobacco, cotton and sugar plantations. They were theoretically freed in what year?

  • 1897
  • 1863
  • 1901
  • 1840

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