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. 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 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.
  • 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.
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2. Which 2 sates were the only southern states that tried to obey the Supreme Court order of integration of schools as a result of the Brown v Topeka case?

  • Arkansas and Texas
  • Florida and Kentucky
  • Tennessee and Delaware
  • Geogia and Alabama

3. How did Governor Faubus try to get round the President's action in September 1958?

  • By sparking riots amongst the schoolchildren in Arkansas util the President would realise that integration wasn't working
  • By ignoring integration
  • By closing all the schools in Arkansas
  • By having troops stop black students from entering previously whites only schools in Arkansas

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. School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in ... by choosing 9 out of the ... black students registered for admission to start in the first year.

  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Delaware by choosing 9 out of the 80 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Georgia by choosing 9 out of the 90 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Arkansas by choosing 9 out of the 75 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Florida by choosing 9 out of the 65 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.

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