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THE CIVIL RIGHTS. MOVEMENT. OBJECTIVES. The causes and the effects of the Civil Rights Movement Examine the major campaigns during that Era Examine and evaluate some of the Government policies implemented Compare the issues impacting the nation then and now. Stage 1.

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THE CIVIL RIGHTS

MOVEMENT


OBJECTIVES

  • The causes and the effects of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Examine the major campaigns during that Era

  • Examine and evaluate some of the Government policies implemented

  • Compare the issues impacting the nation then and now.


Stage 1

  • How much do you know about the Civil Rights movement?

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Hispanic

Americans

Efforts

Government

Actions &

Policies

African

Americans

Efforts

Women’s

Rights

Native

Americans’

Effort

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Pretest (5 questions)

  • A major goal of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was to

    • (1) End racial segregation

    • (2) Reduce prejudice against immigrants

    • (3) Reform prison conditions

    • (4) Improve living conditions for Native American Indians


Question 2

  • In Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court ruled that racially separated education was:

    • (1) A state's rights issue

    • (2) An acceptable practice in education

    • (3) Unequal and unconstitutional


Question 3

  • 3. Organizations involved in the civil rights movement included:

    • (1) Montgomery Improvement Association

    • (2) Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    • (3) Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    • (4) All of the above


Question 4

  • In the struggle for African-American civil rights, Rosa Parks is most closely associated with the:

  • (1) March on Washington, D.C.

  • (2) Voter registration drives in Mississippi

  • (3) Bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama

  • (4) Sit-in demonstrations in North Carolina


Question 5

  • A major goal of the Seneca Falls Convention (1848) was to

    • (1) Form a new political party

    • (2) Oppose the Mexican War

    • (3) Publicize the need for women’s rights

    • (4) Improve public education


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African Americans Efforts

  • African Americans had suffered from racism and discrimination in the US since colonial times.

  • In the mid-1900s, many African American believed that time had come for them to enjoy an equal place in American life.

  • They fought for equal opportunities in jobs, housing, and education.

  • Most of all, they fought against racial segregation.

  • The quest for civil rights became a nationwide movement in the 1960s as African Americans won political and legal rights, and segregation was largely abolished.


African Americans Efforts Summary

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Fight for Women Rights

  • 1961 President John F Kennedy created the Commission on the Status of Women

  • Women, though an ever growing part of the workforce, received lower pay than men even for the same jobs

  • 1963 – Congress passed the Equal Pay Act

  • In the next several years women continued to fight for equal rights

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Hispanic Americans Efforts

  • The fight for rights started among Mexican American migrant farm workers

  • They did backbreaking work for low wages

  • When the job ended, they had to travel to different farms in search of the next job

  • Early 1960s – with Cesar Chavez as their leader they formed the United Farm workers union to fight for better pay and working conditions

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Native Americans Efforts

  • In the 1950s, the federal government encouraged Native Americans to leave the reservations to look for work in cities. Many could not find these jobs.

  • There were few jobs or other opportunities on reservations

  • Many Native Americans lived below the poverty line

  • In 1966, a study revealed the most Native Americans would not live pass 46 yrs.

  • In the 1960s, Native Americans organized to fight these problems. They wanted political power. The National Congress of American Indians( NCAI) was formed

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Government’s Actions & Policies

  • 1964 – Civil Rights Act

  • 1965 – Voting Rights Act of 1965

  • 1966 – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • 1968 – Indian Civil Rights Act

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