Civil Rights in the USA QUIZ- TRUMAN

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1. What was Truman's response to post-war attacks on black servicemen in 1945/46?

  • He gave reparations to the servicemen.
  • He found it humorous and laughed about it.
  • He was horrified by the attacks, and said they "turned his stomach over"
  • He ignored the attacks.
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2. By 1952, how many states and how many cities had fair employment laws?

  • 17 states + 29 cities
  • 2 states + 4 cities
  • 11 states + 20 cities
  • 4 states + 5 cities

3. What did Humphrey advocate?

  • Black power
  • The adoption of Truman's new programme
  • The KKK morals
  • White supremacy.

4. Why was the CGCC less effective than the FEPC?

  • The CGCC was hindered by white supremacy.
  • Because it could only recommend and not enforce.
  • The FEPC was established first, and therefore was more effective.
  • It lacked sufficient funding.

5. What was McLAURIN v. OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS? 1950

  • Segregation on the Montgomery buses was illegal.
  • A black student could not be physically separated from white students in the University of Oklahoma.
  • Segregation in the Texan Law School was illegal.
  • Segregation in Oklahoma's local library was declared unconstitutional.

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