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Beginning Activities. Title today’s lesson: Farewell to Reform/The Struggle Over Civil Rights Video Activity: 1950s politics Mission Statement: To prepare you for a life of responsible citizenship Daily Expectations: No one leaves once class has begun.

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beginning activities
Beginning Activities
  • Title today’s lesson: Farewell to Reform/The Struggle Over Civil Rights
  • Video Activity: 1950s politics
  • Mission Statement: To prepare you for a life of responsible citizenship
  • Daily Expectations:
    • No one leaves once class has begun.
    • Come in quietly and get to work immediately
    • Pay attention and be respectful
    • No phones
    • No food or drinks other than water
    • Do your work
    • Give AP quality effort
  • 5 bonus points for supplies
extra credit
Extra Credit
  • 5 points each 6 weeks for bringing supplies:
    • Paper clips
    • Pens
    • Paper
    • Staples
    • Tape
farewell to reform the struggle over civil rights

Farewell to Reform/The Struggle Over Civil Rights

Chapter 29

Affluence and Anxiety

1946-1960

truman and the fair deal
Truman and the Fair Deal
  • Fair Deal’s Goals
    • National medical insurance
    • Federal aid to education
    • Fair Employment Practices Commission to protect African American workers from discrimination
    • Overhaul of farm subsidy program
  • Never fully enacted because Truman pushed for too much too soon
  • Truman did manage to protect a rollback of the New Deal by Republicans.
eisenhower s modern republicanism
Eisenhower’s Modern Republicanism
  • Ike had not commitment to economic or social change.
  • Modern Republicanism: “Conservative when it comes to money and liberal when it comes to human beings.”
    • Keep military spending in check
    • Encourage private initiative
    • Reduce federal activities to bare minimum
  • Believed in separation of powers and didn’t lobby Congress
  • Did support the Highway Act of 1956
civil rights as a political issue
Civil Rights as a Political Issue
  • Truman was able to add civil rights to the liberal agenda.
  • Used executive power to assist African Americans
  • Strengthened the civil rights division of the Department of Justice
  • Desegregated the armed forces in 1948
desegregating schools
Desegregating Schools
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    • NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall argued the case
    • Separate but equal schools did psychological damage
    • Violated 14th amendment
    • Chief Justice Warren agreed.
  • Took a long time to implement
    • Ike didn’t put his weight behind it.
    • Segregationists saw that as support for them.
beginnings of black activism
Beginnings of Black Activism
  • December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. led the boycott.
  • The Supreme Court ruled segregated seating unconstitutional.
  • Dr. King pushed for nonviolent resistance.
  • He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation.
  • African American students founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee with the same goal.
ending activity
Ending Activity
  • Finish up any work that you owe me.
  • Make sure the floor is clean
  • Connect to our objectives: How does this prepare you for life and the future?