Study questions on Civil Rights

Study questions on Civil Rights - Unit 6: Civil Rights -...

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Unit 6 Study Guide Study questions on Civil Rights You should print out a copy of these questions and make notes as you read the chapter.* Bardes Chapter 5: Civil Rights 1. What are civil rights? Why are they called positive freedoms? 2. Define equal treatment and equal protection. 3. What was the Dred Scott decision and why did it contribute to the Civil War? 4. What was the Emancipation Proclamation? 5. What are the main aspects of the 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th Amendments? 6. Why was the 1875 Civil Rights Act significant, and why did the Supreme Court strike it down? 7. What were the Plessy v. Ferguson decision and the doctrine of “separate but equal”? What was the consequence of this decision for civil rights? 8. What was Jim Crow? 9. How did the Jim Crow system prevent African-Americans from voting? 10. What did Brown v. Board of Education decide, and what were the consequences for civil rights? 11.
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