Civil Rights Legislation

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1. In Selma there were only ... black American voters who'd been able to register out of a possible ....

  • In Selma there were only 785 black American voters who'd been able to register out of a possible 14,000.
  • In Selma there were only 383 black American voters who'd been able to register out of a possible 15,000.
  • In Selma there were only 212 black American voters who'd been able to register out of a possible 13,000.
  • In Selma there were only 1,000 black American voters who'd been able to register out of a possible 18,000.
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2. Having achieved a Civil Rights Act, King went on with his campaign and tried to encourage more black Americans to...

  • use violence to express their want for more Civil Rights Acts to be passed through Congress.
  • take advantage of their new rights.
  • register for the vote.
  • sue people that weren't upholding their rights, or resort to violence if necessary.

3. Why was it surprising that President Johnson was the one to force Congress to accept the act?

  • Because everyone expected Truman to be the one to pass the act.
  • Because he was a southerner from Texas who were usually racist.
  • Because he wasn't a very experienced politician.

4. As a result of the Voting Rights Act was that ... more black voters were added to the registers.

  • As a result of the Voting Rights Act was that 1,000,000 more black voters were added to the registers.
  • As a result of the Voting Rights Act was that 500,000 more black voters were added to the registers.
  • As a result of the Voting Rights Act was that 1,250,000 more black voters were added to the registers.
  • As a result of the Voting Rights Act was that 250,000 more black voters were added to the registers.

5. The march was stopped on the ... Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using ...

  • The march was stopped on the Edith Petris Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using clubs, dogs and batons.
  • The march was stopped on the Ed Potters Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using tear gars, batons and guns.
  • The march was stopped on the Edmund Petrus Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using tear gas, horses and clubs.
  • The march was stopped on the Edward Peters Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using tasers, batons and fire hoses.

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