Supreme Court & Civil Rights

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Which of these statements was implied by the decision in Brown v. Board of Education?
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Segregation could lead to feelings of inferiority. Segregation often led to relatively equal opportunities. Segregation increased levels of personal determination. Segregation was the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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What did Justice Brown’s verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson state?
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It was against the law to segregate people based on race. Laws permitting separation are unconstitutional. Separation does not necessarily imply any inequality. Desegregation was the only option to solve this court case.
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Why were civil rights supporters disappointed with the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson?
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The court rejected the idea of \”separate but equal.\” The court ruled that African Americans were unable to drive. The court ruled that African Americans were unable to vote. The court affirmed the idea of \”separate but equal.\”
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What does the term \”mandate\” mean in terms of civil rights and liberties?
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a requirement a proposition a doctrine a responsibility
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According to Justice Brown’s opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson, what did he consider segregation to be?
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a conflict that had already been established, so it was essentially moot a law that was clearly unfair and unconstitutional to African Americans a blatant social example of racial discrimination and bias a cultural decision completely permissible under the Fourteenth Amendment
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Why did Allan Bakke file a lawsuit?
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His medical test application was incorrectly scored. He was an advocate of affirmative action. His test scores were lower than minority students. He felt he was denied admission to school based on race.
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What was the social impact of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education?
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It overturned the idea of the \”separate but equal\” concept. It strengthened the growing civil rights movement. It ruled segregation violated the rules of the Constitution. It generated interest in the link between grades and emotions.
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What was the Supreme Court in the Brown case saying to the Court of the Plessy case in 1896?
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We agree completely with you. You made the wrong decision. The issue has changed dramatically. \”Separate but equal\” also applies to schools.
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What impact was affirmative action designed to have?
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It created quotas for minority admissions or hiring. It established multiple African-American colleges. It required companies to give women top priority. It eliminated the need for additional desegregation.

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