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FINAL STUDY GUIDE:Brown v. Board-1954 US Supreme Court case decision that ended legality of Jim Crow-Integrated the school systems-Overturned Plessy v. Ferguson because the concept of “separate but equal” createdinferiority and hierarchy even with claims of equal opportunity and facilities-Massive resistance from southern organizations-Used as Cold War rhetoric so the south didn’t come across as un-American-Still massive amounts of racism and social uncooperationBirmingham-A march organized by MLK Jr.-Convinced parents to allow their children to march; the point was the dramatize the issueand bring national attention to the issues-During the march, kids were attacked by the police and it became a national scandal-Brought the Civil Rights movement the attention it required on a national levelLocal 600 v. Ford Motor Company-Deindustrialization era-Local 600 tried strikes of the deindustrialization process, but were fairly unsuccessful-1951: Local 600 files suit in attempt to end the policy due to a signed contract of a yearprior stating that for 5 years the workers were not allowed to strike or renegotiate thecontract until its term ended-Company was firing workers due to deindustrialization-Local 600 was suing due to breach of contract-Argued that the right to work was embedded in the contract even though it was notexplicitly stated-Lawsuit failedPerez v. Sharp-Court case in California on interracial marriage being a violation of the 14thAmendment-Main argument was the Perez and husband were Catholic, so the ban on interracialmarriage conflicted with the church’s beliefsBilingual Education-Attempt to undo decades of discrimination-Late 1950s, Latinos started pushing bilingual education programs-Efforts supported by Nixon through providing funds in order for more schools toincorporate the programs-1970: Issue of regulatory ruling that all school districts hat receive fed funds also havelarge numbers of minorities; bilingual education program aimed to resolve this conflict-Mexican Americans wanted to promote Spanish language and also get MexicanAmericans hired in schools in order to teach their children how to be proud MexicanAmericans; moral booster for minorities
-Wanted to cluster Mexican American children in schools together so that there werebetter changes of bilingual education being implementedStuyvesant Town-East River, South of UN site; 18 blocks east side suburbia-Conceived, financed, and built by Met Life Insurance Company (which was the largestcompany in the world at the time)-They wanted to redevelop the area to protext the commercial lucrative buildings nearby-Believed that they would be doing some good for the neighborhood for which they feltresponsible for-Built a suburbia within the city itself, which kept people from leaving the city during atime of mass suburbanization-There were also commercial shops-MetLife still had to confront the gas house district (the old ethnic neighborhood)

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Professor
Wormer
Tags
Plessy v Ferguson, World War I, World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War, Immigration to the United States, bilingual education

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