Civil Rights Legislation

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

  • Because he was a southerner from Texas who were usually racist.
  • Because he wasn't a very experienced politician.
  • Because everyone expected Truman to be the one to pass the act.
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2. The Civil Rights Act made segregation in ... illegal. It stated that all Americans were entitled to ... and all Federal projects must include racial integration.

  • The Civil Rights Act made segregation in education and housing illegal. It stated that all Americans were entitled to equal employment opportunities and all Federal projects must include racial integration.
  • The Civil Rights Act made segregation in education illegal. It stated that all Americans were entitled to equal qualification and all Federal projects must include racial integration.
  • The Civil Rights Act made segregation in hospitals illegal. It stated that all Americans were entitled to equal healthcare standards and all Federal projects must include racial integration.
  • The Civil Rights Act made segregation in employment illegal. It stated that all Americans were entitled to equal pay and all Federal projects must include racial integration.

3. King targeted the town of Selma, ..., for his non-violent campaign.

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Birmingham
  • Houston

4. 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 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 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 Edward Peters Bridge in Selma and the marchers were attacked by Sheriff Clark's men and state troops using tasers, batons and fire hoses.

5. When was the Civil Rights Act passed through Congress?

  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1965
  • 1966

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