Decades of Chan19

Decades of Chan19 - policy was discontinued, the U.S....

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Decades of Change - 1960-1980 The Rise of cultural and ethnic pluralism   Hispanics became politically active as well. In 1961 Henry B. González won election to  Congress from Texas. Three years later Eligio ("Kika") de la Garza, another Texan,  followed him, and Joseph Montoya of New Mexico went to the Senate. Both González  and de la Garza later rose to positions of power as committee chairmen in the House. In  the 1970s and 1980s, the pace of Hispanic political involvement increased.  Several  prominent Hispanics have served in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush cabinets. THE NATIVE-AMERICAN MOVEMENT In the 1950s, Native Americans struggled with the government's policy of moving them  off reservations and into cities where they might assimilate into mainstream America.  Many of the uprooted often had difficulties adjusting to urban life. In 1961, when the 
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Unformatted text preview: policy was discontinued, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights noted that, for Native Americans, "poverty and deprivation are common." In the 1960s and 1970s, watching both the development of Third World nationalism and the progress of the civil rights movement, Native Americans became more aggressive in pressing for their own rights. A new generation of leaders went to court to protect what was left of tribal lands or to recover those which had been taken, often illegally, in previous times. In state after state, they challenged treaty violations, and in 1967 won the first of many victories guaranteeing long-abused land and water rights. The American Indian Movement (AIM), founded in 1968, helped channel government funds to Native-American-controlled organizations and assisted neglected Native Americans in the cities....
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