Frq Analysis Essay

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Ruhani Malik
Period 4

1960’s HW FRQ Questions

Due by April 26-27, 2012
Be sure to provide a strong and specific thesis statement with a nice introduction to your essay. Also be sure to provide names, dates, book titles, court cases, statistics and any and all other relevant facts you can think of to support your answer. Staple this sheet to the front of your essay and be sure to follow the formatting rules discussed for previous FRQ’s.

1. With respect to THREE of the following, analyze the view that the 1960’s represented a period of profound cultural change:

• Ethnic Pride

• Gender Roles

• Music

• Race Relations

• Hippies

• Sexual Revolution
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This act additionally set up the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that would deter racial discrimination in employment. During the same year, the 24th Amendment was ratified abolishing the collection of poll tax, something which has discouraged poor people from voting. In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act which ended literacy tests and provided federal registrars in areas where black people were prevented to vote. This act greatly influenced the Deep South where African Americans are able to vote for the first time since Reconstruction. African Americans also had some presidential support from Kennedy and Johnson- in 1962 Kennedy sent 3,400 personnel to control mob violence and protect an African American’s right to attend the University of Mississippi. He did a similar thing in 1963 to help a black person attend University of Alabama. Besides supporting a bill, Johnson also sent troops to protect civil rights demonstrators. However blacks were starting to face more and more opposition, some committed to peaceful protests while others supported a more militant approach. A prominent civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. supported nonviolent protests against segregation and was jailed for this in Birmingham, Alabama. His arrested aroused sympathy

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