A person who dies in the name of an important cause.
What is a martyr?
What is a guru?
Possessing remarkable personal appeal.
What is charismatic?
The tactic of making extended speeches to delay or prevent a vote on a piece of legislation.
What is a filibuster?
A plan to balance legislative seats and population.
What is reapportionment?
The first American to orbit earth.
Who was John Glenn Jr.?
The US Attorney General under President John F. Kennedy.
Who was Robert Kennedy?
Member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer?
Hispanic American activist that formed the United Farm Workers.
Who was Cesar Chavez?
The man that killed JFK’s assassin.
Who was Jack Ruby?
This determined that the “separate but equal” doctorine had no place in public education.
What is Brown vs. Board of Education?
This President attempted to be neutral on segregation.
Who was President Dwight D. Eisenhower?
Ended the use of literacy tests in voter registration.
What is the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
A major shift from neutrality to support from government for the civil rights movement came in 1962 with the attack on protestors in what city.
What is Birmingham?
Describe the who, what, where, and why of the Brown vs. Board of Education case.
Who: Linda Brown (7 years old) What: Her parents and 9 other sets went to court to help their children to be enrolled in the white school. Where: Topeka, Kansas Why: Walked a long way to school when there was an all white school close by.
A bill that was proposed by Kennedy, but didn’t become law until the Johnson administration.
What is the Civil Right Act?
Lyndon Johnson was good at manipulating people…how did he do this?
Johnson would find out everything about a person. He would flatter then, promise them things, and threaten. All the while suggesting that their decisions were going to be the difference in success or failure.
The right to an attorney regardless of ability to pay.
What is the case of Gideon vs. Wainwright?
The “one person, one vote” principle.
What is Baker vs. Carr?
The case of prayer in public school.
What is Engel vs. Vitale?
Cesar Chavez formed this group to help Hispanic farm workers gain better pay and working conditions.
What is the United Farm Workers?
This group worked to put women in political office.
What is the National Women’s Political Caucus?
Explain what Roe vs. Wade permitted states to do in all three trimesters of pregnancy.
1: No limitations 2:only if dangerous to mother’s health. 3: Can’t be done
When the Indian Claims Commission was dissolved in 1978, its work was taken up by what group.
What is the US Court of Claims?
Some people opposed this amendment because they believed it would lead directly to the breakdown of the family.
What is the Equal Rights Amendment?
How would you compare the Kennedy and Johnson administrations?
Final Jeopardy Answer… Kennedy: visionary, inspired hope, appealing, cautious at first, not a clear mandate, initiated some programs abroad, a few at home, assassinate before second term. Johnson: experienced, aggressive, carried through Kennedy’s ideas and went beyond to pass many social reform programs.