Chapter 29 Civil Rights and Uncivil Liberties (1947-1969) 1. The chapter introduction tells the story of a schoolgirl and a teacher to make the point that D. the wrenching changes of the 1960s, which affected most Americans, grew out of the social trends and conditions of the 1950s.
2. Approximately what percentage of cotton was picked mechanically in 1960? A. 50 percent
3. What finally pushed the Kennedy administration to commit to federal legislation to end segregation and protect voting rights? D. the violent repression of nonviolent demonstrations
Chapter 29 - Civil Rights and Uncivil Liberties (1947-1969) 29-2 4. The case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka concerned C. racial segregation in public schools.
5. In the 1947 Texas desegregation order there was an exception; the first grade could continue to be segregated. What was the rationale for this exception? A. language skills
6. What event, more than any other, catapulted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to national prominence? B. the Montgomery bus boycott
7. The Black Panther party believed in
B. armed protection and protest.
Chapter 29 - Civil Rights and Uncivil Liberties (1947-1969) 29-3 8. Martin Luther King, Jr. rose to leadership in the civil rights movement during the 1950s. His strategies, different from those of the recent past, would become the primary techniques of the civil rights movement into the 1960s. What is the most accurate summary of this transition in the movement? D. King proposed nonviolent confrontation rather than the NAACP's strategy of legal challenges to segregation in the courts.
9. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to your text, "marked one of the great moments in the history of American reform." It barred discrimination in all of the following EXCEPT A. churches.
10. The Economic Opportunity Act, according to your text, was "the most sweeping social welfare bill since the New Deal." Its provisions included all EXCEPT B. the Peace Corps....
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