Civil Rights Legislation

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1. 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 250,000 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 1,250,000 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.
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2. The march was to start at Selma and end at ... where they'd present a petition to Governor .... The Governor banned the march but King ignored the ban.

  • The march was to start at Selma and end at Atlanta where they'd present a petition to Governor Walters. The Governor banned the march but King ignored the ban.
  • The march was to start at Selma and end at Mississippi where they'd present a petition to Governor Williamson. The Governor banned the march but King ignored the ban.
  • The march was to start at Selma and end at Birmingham where they'd present a petition to Governor Wallace. The Governor banned the march but King ignored the ban.
  • The march was to start at Selma and end at Montgomery where they'd present a petition to Governor Williams. The Governor banned the march but King ignored the ban.

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

  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Birmingham
  • Houston

5. Why was Johnson keen to pass the Civil Rights Act through Congress?

  • Partly because of JFK's assassination, but also because he'd known the effects of segregation fist hand as when he was a child he wasn't allowed to be friends with black children.
  • Partly because of JFK's assassination, but also because he'd been a school teacher who'd seen the effects of segregation.
  • Partly because of JFK's assassination, but also because he'd been a lawyer who'd seen the effects of segregation.

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