Read And Answer The Following Questions:

read chapter 3

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  1. What tactics did southern cities and states use to disenfranchise African American voters?
  2. Who was Fannie Lou Hamer?
  3. Describe the tactics of non-violent, direct action employed by participants in the civil rights movement.
  4. Describe what happened to Emmett Till.
  5. What happened to Charlie Lang and Ernest Green?
  6. Which incident sparked the Montgomery bus boycott?
  7. Freedom summer: who, what, why, when, where?
  8. According to the chart on page 101, which states have closed the voting gap between black and white voting patterns?
  9. What was the key organization of the civil rights struggle? [hint: NOT the NAACP]
  10. Which California island did 10,000 – 15,000 Native Americans Occupy. In what year? Why?
  11. Summarize the eulogy that Cesar Chavez delivered at the funeral of Rufino Contreras. What happened to Rufino? Why?
  12. In what year did Arab Americans begin arriving in the U.S. in significant numbers?
  13. Define at least 3 “coded” terms politicians use instead of race.
  14. While Latino voters’ numbers are growing, name the three factors that complicate the issue.
  15. Describe the process of gerrymandering and how it has been used to dilute the vote of nonwhite communities.
  16. Historically, which of the two major political parties has gerrymandering helped the most?
  17. What is the threat hypothesis?
  18. What is the goal of the organization, True the Vote?
  19. Describe two of the modern day tactics of voter intimidation.
  20. Describe the incident that some have argued caused Michael Dukakis to lose the presidential election of 1988. Who won that election?

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