Ch 25 Review Questions
Q1. What was the significance of the 1963 March on Washington?
250,000 black and white Americans converged on the nation’s capital for the March on Washington, often considered the high point of the nonviolent civil rights movement. Organized by a coalition of civil rights, labor, and church organizations led by Phillip Randolph, the black unionist who had threatened a similar march, it was the largest public demonstration in the nation’s history at that time. Calls for the passage of a civil rights bill pending before Congress took center stage. The march’s goals also included a public-works program to reduce unemployment, an increase in the minimum wage, …show more content…
Q7. What were the goals of U.S involvement in Vietnam?
Fear that the public would not forgive them for “losing” Vietnam made it impossible for President Kennedy and Johnson to remove the United States from an increasingly untenable situation. Kennedy’s foreign policy advisers saw Vietnam as a test of whether the United States could, through “counterinsurgency” halt the spread of Third World revolutions.
Q8. How did the civil rights movement influence the broader rights revolution of the 1960’s?
Civil liberties had gained strength in the 1930’s because of association with the rights of labor; in the 1950’s and 1960’s they became intertwined with civil rights. Beginning with the NAACP v. Alabama in 1958, the court struck down southern laws that sought to destroy civil rights organizations by forcing them to make public their membership lists. In addition, in the landmark ruling of New York Times v Sullivan, it overturned a libel carrying on advertisement critical of how