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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
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2. The terrifying mob that the Little Rock 9 were met by numbered...

  • More than 2000
  • More than 1000
  • More than 300
  • More than 500

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

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

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?

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

5. 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 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.
  • 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.

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