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. By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, ... in all by the end of the war.

  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 360 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 400 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 600 in all by the end of the war.
  • By the end of WW2 much had changed. Black officers were appointed in all 3 services and the Air force began to train black pilots, 280 in all by the end of the war.
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2. What does the CORE stand for?

  • the Co-operation of Racial Equality
  • the Committee of Racial Equality
  • the Congress of Racial Equality
  • the Conference of Racial Equality

3. Was the war a big boost to te civil rights movement?

  • Yes
  • No

4. 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; 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; 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; 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.
  • 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.

5. 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?

  • 1943
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1944

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