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April Liang Mr. Maynard APUSH 08.03 Civil Rights Movement 3/24/2021 Question 1. Evaluate the extent to which federal government action was effective in furthering the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. Contextualization How can you place your argument into the broader historical context? In 3–4 sentences, describe how something that occurs before, during, or continuing after the time frame of the question is relevant to your argument that follows. The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. Leaders of the Movement tried to bring about change in several ways, including marches, demonstrations, boycotts, social persuasion, legislation, and the courts. Civil rights, guarantees of equal social opportunities and equal protection under the law, regardless of race, religion, or other personal characteristics. Examples of civil rights include the right to vote, the right to a fair trial, the right to government services, the right to a public education, and the right to use public facilities. Thesis: Answers the question Arguable Alludes to the evidence The federal government action was tremendously effective in furthering the goals of the Civil Rights Movement through legislation passed by Congress, pivotal court cases, and the use of federal troops to enforce laws against segregation.
April Liang Mr. Maynard APUSH 08.03 Civil Rights Movement

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