Quiz Me! - Documents/Cases: Civil Rights Test your knowledge about documents and Supreme Court cases in the Civil Rights era! 1 / 10 Which landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down racial discrimination in jury selections? Brown v. Board of Education Gideon v. Wainwright Hernandez v. Texas Sweatt v. Painter 2 / 10 After a decade of recommendations by joint congressional commissions and President Truman’s administration, Congress eventually passed the _______________________, a modest attempt to address racial inequities. Civil Rights Act of 1957 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Executive Order 10730 Civil Rights Act of 1964 3 / 10 Under what authority did Congress pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964? “the necessary and proper clause” - Article 1, Section 8 “the due process clause” - 5th Amendment “the commerce clause” - Article 1, Section 8 “the equal protection clause” - 14th Amendment 4 / 10 Who is the author of the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail?” Martin Luther King, Jr. Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry David Thoreau Chief Justice Earl Warren 5 / 10 What was one effect of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education? It overruled Plessy v. Ferguson Creation of the NAACP Immediate desegregation in the south It overruled Hernandez v. Texas 6 / 10 Where did Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaim, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’” On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marching in San Francisco, California From a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama 7 / 10 What did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 accomplish? It granted suffrage to all African American males It required voters to produce a photo ID to discourage voter fraud It ended gerrymandering based on political parties It created federal oversight of states’ discriminatory voting practices 8 / 10 In his open letter rebuking eight clergymen who opposed his views on civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. urged people to take part in... Nonviolent civil disobedience Protests against unfair hiring practices Segregation ordinances A march in Selma, Alabama 9 / 10 Which landmark U.S. Supreme Court case overruled the “separate but equal” doctrine? Hernandez v. Texas Plessy v. Ferguson Sweatt v. Painter Brown v. Board of Education 10 / 10 What is the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Sweatt v. Painter? It was a precursor to Brown v. Board of Education and challenged the “equal” in “separate but equal” It established the “separate but equal” doctrine and confirmed the legality of racial segregation It overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and ended racial discrimination It struck down segregation in K-12 public schools as unconstitutional Your score is Try another 10!