U.S. History- Civil Rights movement

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  • 1. Goal 11: The Civil Rights Movement By: Khyber A. Nasser and Bob E. Stone
  • 2. McCarthyism/ The Red Scare• Large fear of communists• Led by Senator Joseph McCarthy• Many of the people he claimed were communists were innocent• “Rather be dead than red”
  • 3. Brown v. Board of Education• Overturned Plessey v. Ferguson• Ruled that separate was not equal
  • 4. Little Rock Nine• A group of African Americans attempted to enroll at Little Rock Central High School, but were prevented• Eisenhower intervened and they were admitted
  • 5. Montgomery Bus Boycott• Goal was to help end segregation of buses• Protested the idea that African Americans should have to give up their seats to whites
  • 6. Greensboro Sit-In• African American students sat in at Woolworth’s department store, and refused to leave until they received service• Raised awareness for the Civil Rights Movement
  • 7. Freedom Riders• Civil Rights Activists who challenged segregation of buses• Worked to raise awareness
  • 8. March on Washington• One of the largest Civil Rights marches ever• MLK delivered his “I have a dream” speech• Advocated for racial harmony and equality
  • 9. Martin Luther King Jr.• Non-violent protests• Biggest leader in the Civil Rights Movement
  • 10. Malcolm X/ Black Power Movement• One of the biggest advocates for African Americans• Opponents argued that he supported black supremacy and racism against whites
  • 11. Vietnam War• Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions• My Lai• Student Protests/ Kent State University
  • 12. The War Powers Act• Replaced the Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions• Gave President limited powers regarding military
  • 13. Cesar Chavez• Most well known Latino Civil Rights Activist• Used nonviolent tactics• Still a major icon today
  • 14. The Feminine Mystique/Betty Friedan• Talked about how many women were unhappy being housewives• Sparked the second wave of feminism
  • 15. The Watergate Scandal• A break in occurred at the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.• Some of Nixon’s men were involved• “I am not a crook”
  • 16. Sputnik/ The Space Race• The launch of Sputnik caused many Americans to fear Soviet technology had surpassed our own• Sparked the space race• Creation of NASA