My Notes ch 5 - 1. a 2. d 3. a 4. d 5. d 6. b 7. T 8. F 9....

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1. a 2. d 3. a 4. d 5. d 6. b 7. T 8. F 9. F 10. F Chapter 5 notes civil rights, or equal rights The right of every person to equal protection under the laws and equal access to society’s opportunities and public facilities. Thomas Jefferson , who had a deep admiration for the “common man,” believed that a precise meaning could be given to the claim of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal.” civil rights movement of the 1960s, A leading case is United States v. Virginia (1996), in which the Supreme Court determined that the male- only admissions policy of Virginia Military Institute (VMI ) , a 157- year- old state- supported college, was unconstitutional. The state had developed an alternative program for women at another college, but the Court concluded that it was no substitute for VMI’s unique educational program. (The VMI decision also had the effect of ending the all- male admissions policy of the Citadel, a state- supported military college in South Carolina.) P 135 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), The Plessy decision became a justification for the separate and unequal treatment of African Americans. P 119 1870 African American men were granted suffrage The Brown Decision Substantial judicial intervention on behalf of African Americans finally occurred in 1954 with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The case began when Linda Carol Brown, a black child in Topeka, Kansas, Court reversed its Plessy doctrine P 119 The Supreme Court rejected the constitutionality of separate but equal facilities in 1963 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Eugene “ Bull” Connor, attacked King and his followers with dogs, cattle prods, and fi re hoses. p120 1964 ,President Lyndon Johnson, who had been a decisive force in the battle to pass the Civil Rights Act, P120 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has nearly eliminated the most overt forms of discrimination in the area of public accommodations. P135
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2009 for the course PS PS 231 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at Chadron State College.

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My Notes ch 5 - 1. a 2. d 3. a 4. d 5. d 6. b 7. T 8. F 9....

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