Study Questions ch 16

Study Questions ch 16 - E cases concerning blacks and...

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Study Questions Chapter 16 1. Civil rights initiatives over the years have been directed mostly at A) government regulation of corporations. B) granting special status for majority rule. C) removing group barriers to equal participation. D) Congress and state legislatures. E) protecting individuals. 2. Which of the following court cases held that strict scrutiny should be applied to those instances that restricted the democratic process? A) Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) B) The Slaughterhouse Cases (1873) C) Minor v. Happersett (1874) D) Civil Rights Cases (1883) E) U.S. v. Carolene Products (1938) 3. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that A) the "separate but equal" doctrine was unconstitutional. B) "separate but equal" was acceptable as long as black facilities were actually equal to white facilities. C) cases concerning blacks and discrimination would receive "absolute" scrutiny. D) affirmative action was justified.
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Unformatted text preview: E) cases concerning blacks and discrimination would receive "ordinary" scrutiny. 4. Two basic issues have dominated the story of the extension of civil rights since the mid-1960s: the ending of legal discrimination, separation, and exclusion, and the debate over affirmative action. Discuss in some detail both of these issues. 5. Trace the history of affirmative action in employment. What has the Court typically upheld in its rulings? What has it typically struck down? 6. Place the history of the civil rights movement in the context of the debate at the Constitutional Convention. Would the framers recognize the Constitution after numerous amendments and court decisions furthered the civil rights of many? Even if it was not the intent of the framers to allow for such an expansion of rights, assess how well the Constitution has been able to adapt to change as needed....
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