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. 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?

  • 1944
  • 1941
  • 1943
  • 1942
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2. During WW2 more than ... black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from ..., the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until ... and then it had to be done by ... order.

  • During WW2 more than 1.5 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from SNCC, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1953 and then it had to be done by King's order.
  • During WW2 more than 2 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from the SCLC, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1960 and then it had to be done by a worldwide order.
  • During WW2 more than a million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from the NAACP, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1948 and then it had to be done by presidential order.
  • During WW2 more than 3 million black people fought in the US armed foces. Under pressure from CORE, the army appointed more black officers. But the army wasn't desegregated until 1955 and then it had to be done by presidential order.

3. 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.

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

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

5. When was the CORE set up?

  • 1945
  • 1948
  • 1942
  • 1940

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