HST 203 Final Study Guide

HST 203 Final Study Guide - Final Exam Review i. Chapter 26...

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Final Exam Review i. Chapter 26 1. Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee 1.i. SNCC played a major role in the sit-ins and freedom rides , a leading role in the 1963 March on Washington , Mississippi Freedom Summer , and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party over the next few years. SNCC's major contribution was in its field work, organizing voter registration drives all over the South, especially in Georgia and Mississippi. 2. Fair Employment Practices Committee 2.i. requiring that companies with government contracts not to discriminate on the basis of race or religion. It was intended to help African Americans and other minorities obtain jobs in the home front industry 3. Alfred C. Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male 3.i. 4. Traditional Gender Roles of the 1950’s 4.i. Women didn’t know what to do, many women wanted to continue working making their own money and being independent, while men came home from the war expecting to have their jobs back and have women still working within the home 5. Taft-Hartley Act (1947) 5.i. is a United States federal law that monitors the activities and power of labor unions . The act , still effective, was sponsored by Senator Robert Taft and Representative Fred A. Hartley, Jr. and legislated by overriding U.S. President Harry S. Truman 's veto on June 23, 1947; labor leaders called it the "slave-labor bill 6. Massive resistance Laws in Virginia 6.i. unite other white politicians and leaders in Virginia in a campaign of new state laws and policies to prevent public school desegregation after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. [1] Although most of the laws created to implement Massive Resistance were negated by state and federal courts by January 1960, some policies and effects of the campaign against integrated public schools continued in Virginia for many more years. 7. Civil Rights Act of 1957 7.i. The goal of the 1957 Civil Rights Act was to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote. was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction . Because of Democratic opposition and amendment of The Civil Rights Act of 1957, it was largely ineffective in its enforcement and its scope. 8. Beat Generation 8.i. a term used to describe a group of American writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, and the cultural phenomena that they wrote about and inspired (later sometimes called " beatniks "). Central elements of "Beat" culture include a rejection of mainstream American values, experimentation with drugs and alternate forms of sexuality, and an interest in Eastern spirituality . 9. Emmet Till 9.i. was an African American boy from Chicago , Illinois , who was murdered [1] at the age of 14 in Money, Mississippi , a small town in the state's Delta region , after reportedly whistling at a white woman. The murder of Emmett Till was noted as one of the leading events that motivated the American Civil Rights Movement
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HST 203 Final Study Guide - Final Exam Review i. Chapter 26...

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