U.S. History- Civil Rights movement


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U.S. History- Civil Rights movement

  1. 1. Goal 11: The Civil Rights Movement By: Khyber A. Nasser and Bob E. Stone
  2. 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. 3. Brown v. Board of Education• Overturned Plessey v. Ferguson• Ruled that separate was not equal
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Freedom Riders• Civil Rights Activists who challenged segregation of buses• Worked to raise awareness
  8. 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. 9. Martin Luther King Jr.• Non-violent protests• Biggest leader in the Civil Rights Movement
  10. 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. 11. Vietnam War• Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions• My Lai• Student Protests/ Kent State University
  12. 12. The War Powers Act• Replaced the Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions• Gave President limited powers regarding military
  13. 13. Cesar Chavez• Most well known Latino Civil Rights Activist• Used nonviolent tactics• Still a major icon today
  14. 14. The Feminine Mystique/Betty Friedan• Talked about how many women were unhappy being housewives• Sparked the second wave of feminism
  15. 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. 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