Rumford Fair Housing Act: History & Amendment


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One of the main business organizations that was active in opposing the Rumford Fair Housing Act was the _____:

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1. An amendment to the California state constitution that would preserve ''the right of any decline to sell, lease or to such person or persons as he, in his absolute discretion, chooses'' was called _____:

2. A major reason why Governor Edmund ''Pat'' Brown did not get re-elected in 1966 was that _____:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Rumford Fair Housing Act is an important piece of legislation in the state of California. Take this quiz/worksheet and find out what you know about it, such as the name of a business organization that opposed the legislation. You'll also need to understand an amendment to the state constitution related to declining to sell, rent or lease property.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These additional points will be covered on the quiz:

  • The main reason why Governor 'Pat' Brown didn't get re-elected in 1966
  • Event in history that was thought to be a result of the passing of certain legislation in California
  • Agency in charge of enforcing the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the Rumford Fair Housing Act in California, including the amendment to the state's constitution that preserved a person's right to discretion when selling property
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a major reason why Governor Brown wasn't re-elected in 1966
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the organization responsible for enforcing the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and a business organization that stood in opposition to the Rumford Fair Housing Act

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this legislation, consider the lesson named Rumford Fair Housing Act: History & Amendment. These topics will be explored in greater detail:

  • Other names for the Rumford Fair Housing Act
  • Sponsor of the legislation, assemblyman William Byron Rumford
  • Supreme Court decision in Reitman v. Mulkey
  • Passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act