Progress in Education and Problems in Implementation in the Civil Rights Movement in the USA

Revision questions from key topic 2: the Civil Rights Movement 1945-62 from the edexcel exam course A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70.

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1. Brown was represented by who?

  • Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first black member of the Supreme Court.
  • Theodore Brooks, who later becam the first black man on Congress
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2. Did Brown win his case?

  • Yes
  • No

3. When did President Roosevelt die?

  • 1946
  • 1944
  • 1945
  • 1950

4. In which year did the Supreme Court declare that all segregated schools were illegal?

  • 1960
  • 1954
  • 1957
  • 1953

5. In ... President ... set up a President's Committee on Civil Rights and produced a programme of reforms in ... including a bill to outlaw lynching and ban ... laws, but this was crushed by ....

  • In 1950 President Kennedy set up a President's Committee on Civil Rights and produced a programme of reforms in 1951 including a bill to outlaw lynching and ban John Crow laws, but this was crushed by Congress.
  • In 1945 President Bush set up a President's Committee on Civil Rights and produced a programme of reforms in 1946 including a bill to outlaw lynching and ban Jeremy Crow laws, but this was crushed by the Supreme Court.
  • In 1946 President Truman set up a President's Committee on Civil Rights and produced a programme of reforms in 1947 including a bill to outlaw lynching and ban Jim Crow laws, but this was crushed by Congress.
  • In 1948 President Eisenhower set up a President's Committee on Civil Rights and produced a programme of reforms in 1949 including a bill to outlaw lynching and ban January Crowe laws, but this was crushed by the Supreme Court.

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