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What distracted President Truman from advancing civil rights towards the end of his presidency?
Korean War
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What was the name of the supreme court justice appointed in 1953 who was particularly sympathetic to black rights?
Earl Warren
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What was the key problem for the advancement of civil rights with supreme court ruling?
De jure decisions did not always lead to de facto change
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Who were the Dixiecrat's?
Southern democrats
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Why were presidents unwilling to upset white racists congressmen from the south?
They needed their support to pass laws
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what was the name of the southern democrat who stood against Truman in the 1948 presidential election?
J.Strom Thurmond
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In what year did Truman suffer a backlash from his own party due to his advocacy of civil rights measures?
1948
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Why were the Brown Ruling so significant in the fight for racial equality?
They undermined the legal basis of segregation
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Which of the following was not a reason why progress to racial equality was slow in the period 1945-55?
The supreme court did not support civil rights measure
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