The Impact of WW2 on the Civil Rights Movement in the USA

From Key Topic 2: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-62 of the A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70 course

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1. Race riots broke out in Detroit in June 1943; ... people were killed and ... worth of damage was caused. Black soldiers also rioted in ... army training camps because they were receiving unequal treatment.

  • Race riots broke out in Detroit in June 1943; 18 people were killed and $1,000,000 worth of damage was caused. Black soldiers also rioted in 7 army training camps because they were receiving unequal treatment.
  • Race riots broke out in Detroit in June 1943; 15 people were killed and $50,000 worth of damage was caused. Black soldiers also rioted in 5 army training camps because they were receiving unequal treatment.
  • Race riots broke out in Detroit in June 1943; 34 people were killed and $2,000,000 worth of damage was caused. Black soldiers also rioted in 9 army training camps because they were receiving unequal treatment.
  • Race riots broke out in Detroit in June 1943; 100 people were killed and $100,000 worth of damage was caused. Black soldiers also rioted in 20 army training camps because they were receiving unequal treatment.
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2. In ... Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in ... and was in force during ...

  • In 1948 Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in 1950 and was in force during the Korean war.
  • In 1951 Truman issued an Executive Order ending segregation in units in the armed forces. This came to effect in 1955 and was in force during the Vietnam war.

3. In which year did Roosevelt issue the Executive Order 8802 (in attempt to force industry to employ black people if they wanted to receive government contracts) and set up the Fair Employment Practices Committee to enforce this order?

  • 1941
  • 1944
  • 1942
  • 1943

4. How many Black Americans moved North and West from southern states to find work in the war industries?

  • 600,000
  • 700,000
  • 250,000
  • 100,000

5. Black newspapers set up the double V campaign which meant...

  • Victory over Hitler and Victory in the struggle for equality
  • Victory over Hitler and Victory over poverty
  • Victory in the war and Victory over unemployment
  • Victory for America and Victory for the blacks

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