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Chapter 12: CIVIL RIGHT 1. When the government makes distinctions between citizens those distinctions must a. be clearly defined b. not be arbitrary and capricious c. be vague and indefinite d. give great latitude to the state e. none of the above is correct 2. When states have statutes discriminating against a class of citizens the state must have a. money to pay for it b. approval of the majority of voters c. a legitimate, compelling state interest and must be reasonable d. states may never discriminate against a class of citizens e. none of the above is correct 3. Certain types of class distinctions such as race and sex are presumed unreasonable. Courts call these a. suspect criteria or suspect classifications b. latent discrimination statutes c. patently offensive legislation d. doctored statutes e. Title Eight statutes 4. The Courts apply “close scrutiny” to a. African Americans b. suspect classifications c. voting laws d. state action e. private action 5. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Supreme Court became looked upon as a a. cold and harsh branch of government b. protector of the rich c. champion of civil rights d. champion of industry e. endorser of discriminatory policies 6. The first Africans to come to America came a. with the Spanish and Portuguese explorers b. to Jamestown, Va. in 1619 c. as slaves d. as merchants e. to Boston
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7. The first African Americans came a. with the Spanish and Portuguese explorers b. to Jamestown, Va. in 1619 c. as slaves d. as merchants e. to Boston 8. One of the greatest successes of democracy is a. that discrimination is now a thing of the past b. that most visible vestiges of segregation have been erased c. that African Americans now serve in the Senate d. that people are no longer harboring racist views e. that women have caught up at every level of society 9. The Constitution discussed slavery in a. Article I, section 9 b. Article III, section 2 c. Article II, section 1 d. Article IV, section 8 e. the Constitution was completely silent about slavery and the slave trade 10. During the period of 1899-1924 more than ________ African Americans were lynched a. 250 b. 480 c. 700 d. 900 e. 1,400 11. The reason that a major tool of African Americans seeking relief from discriminatory laws has been to use the federal courts is because of a. barriers to voting b. small numbers of citizens being African American c. state courts were subject to election d. all of the above are correct
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course GOV 1310 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Exam+questions+12 - Chapter 12 CIVIL RIGHT 1 When the...

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