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1

(T/F) The separate-but-equal doctrine was struck down by the Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson.

False

2

Which Civil War Amendment abolished slavery?

13th amendment

3

Which Civil War Amendment provided for the equal protection of the laws?

14th amendment

4

Which Civil War Amendment gave voting rights to African American men?

15th amendment

5

(T/F) Shortly after the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools in the South were desegregated.

False

6

To get around the Fifteenth Amendment, Southern legislatures often turned to discriminatory devices such as __________.

Poll Taxes
Grandfather Clause
White Primary

7

While all explicit __________ barriers to minorities have been eliminated in the United States, some __________ hindrances still exist.

de juro; de facto

8

(T/F) The Equal Rights Amendment, ratified in 1976, had the effect of making gender a “suspect classification.”

False

9

We discussed 3 tests the Supreme Court uses when interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Name one.

strict scrutiny
mid-tier
heightened scrutiny
rational basis

10

The nation's fastest growing minority group consists of

Latinos

11

Which of the following statements about American Indians is false?

They live primarily in large urban areas

12

Sexual bias in employment and promotion practices was outlawed by

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

13

Massive resistance refers to efforts by southern states in the 1950s and 1960s to

defy federal mandates to desegregate public schools

14

The obligation imposed on government to TAKE POSITIVE ACTION to protect citizens from illegal action of government agencies and/or private citizens.

Civil Rights