The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories


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Which of the following contributed to the Americans with Disabilities Act becoming a law in 1990?

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1. Which of the following was the initial focus of the civil rights movement for disabled persons?

2. How is the Americans with Disabilities Act related to the Rehabilitation Act?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help gauge your understanding of the movements made to ensure the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about legislation, including The ADA and The Rehabilitation Act, as well as what modern activists are pursuing to continue raising awareness about Americans with disabilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested over your ability to recall:

  • Current advocacy for the disabled
  • The purpose of The ADA
  • What legal document Section 504 is part of
  • Information about The Rehabilitation Act
  • Goals of the Americans with disabilities civil rights movement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about modern day activism from the related lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of civil rights to answer questions about the history of the rights of Americans with disabilities

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the legislative progress made for Americans with disabilities? Then check out the corresponding lesson called The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines civil rights
  • Details the historical movement of Americans with disabilities
  • Explains how the ANSI A117.1 study was used to research barriers for the physically handicapped
  • Describes major mandates and legislation that contributed to the protection and civil rights of Americans with disabilities
  • Clarifies what kind of modern advocacy is necessary for Americans with disabilities today