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Civil Rights Movement

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  • Q1
    What was the most segregated city in the south?
    Little Rock
  • Q2
    How close was the presidential election of 1960?
    52% to 47.5%
    65% to 35%
    49.6% to 49.7%
    95% to 4.5%
  • Q3
    What civil rights organization used the legal system to fight for civil rights?
  • Q4
    The Nuclear Test Ban treaty led to....
    the western world to ban testing nuclear energy as a source of power
    prevention of testing nuclear weapons in the ocean.
    the U.S. and Soviet Union to end Nuclear weapons
    almost 40 nations agreeing to ban above ground nuclear testing
  • Q5
    How did President Eisenhower enforce school integration in Little Rock, AR?
    He didn't, he said it was a state issue.
    Used the CIA operatives to investigate and covertly watched those who were protesting.
    He used the 101st Airborne regiment to protect the students integrating the school.
    He sent FBI agents to ensure students made it in to the school safely and arrived home safely.
  • Q6
    What was the goal of Kennedy's domestic agenda?
    Ending poverty
    Ending racism
    Ending segregation
    Ending nuclear weapons
  • Q7
    Who said "Americans are free to disagree with the law but not to disobey it" and why did they say it?
    JFK, people protesting James Meredith attending Ole' Miss
    Dr MLK Jr, Sit-ins
    RFK, Selma March
    Malcolm X, Bombing of Church in Birmingham
  • Q8
    What was the finding of the Warren Commission?
    Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy for Jack Ruby, which is why Ruby killed him.
    Fidel Castro was behind Kennedy's assassination
    Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
    The CIA actually killed Kennedy
  • Q9
    Why were many Americans surprised by Johnson's support of the Civil Rights Movement?
    He was a republican, they were known to be member of the KKK.
    He had previously said, that he was fine with segregation
    Everyone thought he was a racist
    He was a southerner with no real record on the issue
  • Q10
    Who was the U.S. attempting to remove from power with the bay of pigs invasion?
    Juan Valdez
    Fidel Castro
  • Q11
    Which of the following does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 NOT prohibit?
    Created the EEOC to enforce the Act
    Discrimination in employment
    Banned segregation in public accommodations
  • Q12
    What tactic did Kennedy adopt to prevent the completion of missile bases in Cuba?
    Tanks block the bases to prevent missiles getting there.
    Tariffs on Cuba
    Dropping the 101st Airborne in Cuba to take those areas over
    Naval Blockade
  • Q13
    What happened in several cities in the U.S. but not in Indianapolis, after the assassination of Dr. MLK Jr?
  • Q14
    How was the American Space Program affected by the Cold War?
    Developing, needed the help of the Russians to kickstart it.
    Slow and weak, the U.S. was falling behind fast
    It wasn't affected at all.
    It was accelerated, becoming a competition pushing the U.S. to become the best.

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