The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

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How did the verdict in Brown v. Board of Education relate to the verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson?
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It set a new legal precedent on the issue of segregation.
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Why was Homer Plessy arrested?
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He sat down in a train’s whites-only car.
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What factor do Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, and Regents of California v. Bakke have in common?
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NOT All three cases took place in the twentieth century. All three cases went to the Supreme Court for ruling.
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Compared with the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, this opinion
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refutes the doctrine of \”separate but equal.\”
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What impact was affirmative action designed to have?
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It created quotas for minority admissions or hiring.
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Which term is defined as \”promoting minority inclusion in educational and employment opportunities\”?
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affirmative action
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How did the decision in Regents v. Bakke affect individual rights?
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It limited rights by giving all minorities higher priority.
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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.
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What does the term \”mandate\” mean in terms of civil rights and liberties?
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a requirement
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How does the Brown case relate to the concept of federalism?
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NOT They both centered on the question of equality.
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Why did Allan Bakke file a lawsuit?
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He felt he was denied admission to school based on race.
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What were affirmative action programs originally designed to encourage?
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diversity
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Which of these actions would be considered an act of civil disobedience?
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sit-ins
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How did the verdict in Brown v. Board of Education relate to the verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson?
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It set a new legal precedent on the issue of segregation.
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Which term is defined as \”promoting minority inclusion in educational and employment opportunities\”?
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affirmative action
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When Chief Justice Earl Warren stated, \”A sense of inferiority affects the motivation of a child to learn,\” what was he essentially stating?
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Low self-esteem can have a negative impact on grades.
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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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You made the wrong decision.

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