Little Rock

From key topic 2:The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-62 of the edexcel exam course A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70

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1. The mob that Elizabeth Eckford was met by was terrifying, but she managed to reach the soldiers, thinking they would help her get into the school and safety. Instead they turned her back, forcing her to go back through the mob that was shouting what?

  • "Catch her!"
  • "Lynch her!"
  • "Kill her!"
  • "Stop her!"
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2. President Eisenhower sent ... to escort and protect the Little Rock 9. After ... they were replaced by ... under the orders of ..., they stayed at the school for ...

  • President Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort and protect the Little Rock 9. After a month they were replaced by National Guardsmen under the orders of the president, they stayed at the school for a year.
  • President Eisenhower sent soldiers to escort and protect the Little Rock 9. After 6 months they were replaced by the police under the orders of the local sheriff, they stayed at the school for a further 6 months.
  • President Eisenhower sent National Guardsmen to escort and protect the Little Rock 9. After 2 months they were replaced by federal troops under the orders of the Headteacher, they stayed at the school for 10 months.
  • President Eisenhower sent the police to escort and protect the Little Rock 9. After a day they were replaced by the Arkansas National Guard under the orders of the Governor of Arkansas, they stayed at the school for 3 weeks.

3. On what date did the events of Little Rock take place?

  • 3rd September 1957
  • 4th September 1957
  • 5th September 1957
  • 6th September 1957

4. The Governor of Arkansas- ... was opposed to integration. He called out the ... on the first day of school to 'protect the school' by keeping the black students out.

  • The Governor of Arkansas- Aldwin Faubus was opposed to integration. He called out the federal troops on the first day of school to 'protect the school' by keeping the black students out.
  • The Governor of Arkansas- Orville Faubus was opposed to integration. He called out the state National Guard on the first day of school to 'protect the school' by keeping the black students out.
  • The Governor of Arkansas- Oliver Forbus was opposed to integration. He called out the police on the first day of school to 'protect the school' by keeping the black students out.
  • The Governor of Arkansas- Orville Forbes was opposed to integration. He called out the army on the first day of school to 'protect the school' by keeping the black students out.

5. Even after Little Rock, progress on integration was slow. By 1963 there were only ... children at mixed schools in the South, out of a total of ... and none at all in Alabama, ... or South Carolina.

  • Even after Little Rock, progress on integration was slow. By 1963 there were only 48,000 children at mixed schools in the South, out of a total of 3,000,000 and none at all in Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina.
  • Even after Little Rock, progress on integration was slow. By 1963 there were only 18,000 children at mixed schools in the South, out of a total of 2,500,000 and none at all in Alabama, Texas or South Carolina.
  • Even after Little Rock, progress on integration was slow. By 1963 there were only 30,000 children at mixed schools in the South, out of a total of 2,900,000 and none at all in Alabama, Mississippi or South Carolina.
  • Even after Little Rock, progress on integration was slow. By 1963 there were only 15,000 children at mixed schools in the South, out of a total of 1,900,000 and none at all in Alabama, North Carolina or South Carolina.

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