Civil Rights Legislation in Texas: Outcomes & Impact


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Which of these groups is one of those most often featured in civil rights cases in Texas' history?

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1. In the 1947 case of Delgado v. Bastrop', why was it determined that Mexican Americans could not be forced to attend segregated schools?

2. In Hernández v. State of Texas, the Supreme Court ruled that Hernández had not received a fair jury due to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz will help you test your understanding of the history of civil rights in the State of Texas. Questions will focus on specific court cases and their impact on the law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions you'll assess your understanding of:

  • Which group is most often featured in Texas civil rights cases
  • What Delgado v. Bastrop ruled
  • Why the 1970 United States v. Texas case was filed

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, including what the Supreme Court ruled in Hernandez v. State of Texas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which ethnic group has the most cases in Texas civil rights history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the judgement in Delgado v. Bastrop did to Texas policies

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn about more cases related to Texas civil rights history, read the lesson titled Civil Rights Legislation in Texas: Outcomes & Impact. Concepts covered include:

  • When national desegregation was mandated
  • What was ruled in Edgewood v. Kirby
  • Meaning of the concept of civil rights