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 case overruled the “separate but equal” doctrine? Sweatt v. Painter Brown v. Board of Education Plessy v. Ferguson Hernandez v. Texas 2 / 10 What was one effect of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education? Immediate desegregation in the south Creation of the NAACP It overruled Hernandez v. Texas It overruled Plessy v. Ferguson 3 / 10 Who is the author of the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail?” Ralph Waldo Emerson Martin Luther King, Jr. Henry David Thoreau Chief Justice Earl Warren 4 / 10 Which U.S. Supreme Court case struck down racial segregation in higher education (colleges)? Sweatt v. Painter Hernandez v. Texas Brown v. Board of Education Plessy v. Ferguson 5 / 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 overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and ended racial discrimination It struck down segregation in K-12 public schools as unconstitutional It established the “separate but equal” doctrine and confirmed the legality of racial segregation 6 / 10 Prior to The American Indian Citizenship Act,... Native Americans were not allowed to serve in the U.S. military Native Americans had gained full citizenship status through the 14th Amendment Native Americans were subject to inconsistencies in state laws regarding citizenship Native Americans had to surrender their tribal citizenship 7 / 10 Under what authority did Congress pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964? “the due process clause” - 5th Amendment “the necessary and proper clause” - Article 1, Section 8 “the commerce clause” - Article 1, Section 8 “the equal protection clause” - 14th Amendment 8 / 10 In Hernandez v. Texas, why did the lower court rule that Pete Hernandez was not being discriminated against? (The Supreme Court later agreed to review this decision and struck it down.) Because Mexican Americans were receiving enough education Because Mexican Americans were able to own property Because Mexican Americans were able to use the all-white restrooms Because Mexican Americans were classified as “white” under Texas law 9 / 10 The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was… NONE of the above Signed by President Eisenhower the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction a response to pressure from African American veterans of WWII ALL of the above 10 / 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.’” From a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Marching in San Francisco, California Outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Your score is Try another 10!