JFK + Civil Rights

JFK appointed black Americans to...
important government positions.
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Robert Kennedy (Attorney General and JFK's brother) prosecuted people...
who tried to prevent black people from voting.
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There was a large increase in the number of black voters, but...
instances of intimidation of black people increased and houses and property were burnt.
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What university did James Meredith go to?
University of Mississippi
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Why did the university prevent James Meredith from registering?
Because he was black.
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When did the Supreme Court uphold a federal court decision to force the university to accept James Meredith?
June 1962
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How did JFK ensure Meredith could take his place at the university?
He sent the National Guard and federal troops to the university, and had soldiers remain on Campus for the 3 years Meredith was there.
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When rioting followed James Meredith's arrival at university, how many troops were needed to keep order?
23,000
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What were the consequences of the riots at the university when James Meredith arrived?
2 people were killed and 70 were wounded.
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Following the violent scenes in Birmingham in 1963 JFK...
held meetings at the White House with African American leaders to make alliances with them.
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Stories and photos of the events at Birmingham in May 1963 were published worldwide. What was JFK's response to this?
"I felt ashamed"
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JFK won the 1960 presidential election with what percentage of all black votes?
75%
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JFK set up ... to work out how to improve education, housing and work opportunities for black people.
committees
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When was JFK assassinated?
November 1963
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By the time JFK was assassinated, how many measures did he have stuck in Congress?
97
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Robert Kennedy (Attorney General and JFK's brother) prosecuted people...

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who tried to prevent black people from voting.

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There was a large increase in the number of black voters, but...

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Card 4

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What university did James Meredith go to?

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Why did the university prevent James Meredith from registering?

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