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Jim Crow laws included legal segregation of:
Bathrooms, buses, restaurants, hotels and other public places
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Jim Crow laws
Allowed states to legally segregate people by race
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Civil Rights Movement
A social movement which sought to gain equal rights for black people
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Ways that a person can be discriminated against
Race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and religion
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Considered basic rights that all citizens should have
The right to fair treatment under the law and the right to vote
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Civil rights
Rights to liberty established by Congress and the U.S. Constitution
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Flashcard Content Overview

In this flashcard set, you will learn the definition of civil rights and the ways in which not everybody in the United States has enjoyed or had access to these rights. In particular, you'll review how Jim Crow laws limited the opportunities of blacks in the United States after the American Civil War. You will also learn how the Civil Rights movement, led by leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., led to court cases and legislation that increased the civil rights of blacks. For example, this flashcard set includes information about the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas case, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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To learn more about The Civil Rights Movement and the civil rights of other groups, please refer to the following lessons:

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Civil rights
Rights to liberty established by Congress and the U.S. Constitution
Considered basic rights that all citizens should have
The right to fair treatment under the law and the right to vote
Ways that a person can be discriminated against
Race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and religion
Civil Rights Movement
A social movement which sought to gain equal rights for black people
Jim Crow laws
Allowed states to legally segregate people by race
Jim Crow laws included legal segregation of:
Bathrooms, buses, restaurants, hotels and other public places
Two individuals who fought for the civil rights of blacks
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case that ended legal segregation in schools
The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Made it illegal to discriminate in public places; employers were no longer allowed to discriminate based on race, religion, or national origin
What did the Voting Rights Act of 1965 do?
Outlawed discrimination in voting
Why did it take a long time for Jim Crow laws to be eliminated?
Prior to the Civil Rights Act, discrimination in public places, such as buses and restaurants, had to be changed one venue at a time.
Main examples of freedoms protected by civil rights
Movement, privacy, speech and religion

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