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. In ... Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since .... It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny ... their rights.

  • In 1960 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1910. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Catholics their rights.
  • In 1956 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1863. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny black Americans their rights.
  • In 1957 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1875. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Citizens their rights.
  • In 1958 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1884. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Jews their rights.
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2. 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

3. 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 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.
  • 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.

4. 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?

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

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

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

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