Us Govt. 4 5

4_5 Civil Rights

Take notes on each of these events. You will need to know these for the Unit 4 Exam and the Final exam! When you complete the assignment, you only have to do it for 4 events.


· Select two from the following Supreme Court decisions that expanded civil rights: Brown v. Board of Education - Declared seperate but equal, unconstitutional. Decreed that schools should be desegregrated. People thought blacks didn't have equal rights to whites, so made seperate schools, grocery stores, etc. Gideon v. Wainwright- Back when legal counsel was available for murder, giving civil rights to people that cannot support counsel. He was accused of theft just for being there, and since he couldn't afford counsel the states gave it to him. he was later set free. Miranda v. Arizona- Having the right to remain silent during innterogation and questions. Accused of raping a girl. Roe v. Wade- Rights of privacy of the women, abortion.

Mapp v. Ohio- Protecting a fugitive, cops going against rights for breaking into house without search warrant. Cops could not use evidence of bad items without search warrant, and arrest the woman. · Select two from the following legislative actions that expanded civil rights: 14th Amendment - Former slaves gained citizenship, due process clause, equal protection clause. 15th Amendment - Gave former slaves the right to vote.

19th Amendment - Gave women the right to vote.
24th Amendment - Prohibited a poll tac for elections.
26th Amendment - Set voting at age 18.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Stopped major forms of discrimination, like voter registration requirements, segregation in schools, work places, and public places. Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Reiterated the 15th amendment. States could not discriminate against voters due to race and color, mainly stopping the practice of literacy tests.

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