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- How did civil rights struggles evolve from the post-Civil War period through the 1940s?
- What was the significance of the Brown vs. the Board of Education in Topeka, KS, decision?
- How have the civil rights issues of minorities other than African Americans been addressed?
- What were the guiding principles behind the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
- How have the issues and leaders associated with the women's rights movement changed over time?
- In what ways have judicial and legislative actions provided assistance to Americans with disabilities?
1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview
Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.
2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance
In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.
3. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken
In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.
4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues
In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.
5. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories
In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.
6. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary
In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.
7. Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Activism
Through this lesson, you will be given a brief introduction to the gay rights movement, including highlights of important events from the last 50 years. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a quiz.
8. Voter Apathy: Definition, Statistics & Causes
Voting is an important part of the political process in a democracy. The fact that many people don't vote can be confusing to observers. Why would you choose not to vote? This lesson on voter apathy discusses this phenomenon.
9. 14th Amendment: Definition & Summary
Although the Civil War officially ended slavery, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution cemented its demise. Develop an understanding of the 14th Amendment and test your knowledge with a short quiz.
10. What is a Poll Tax? - Definition & History
Can you imagine having to pay a tax in order to vote in an election? Several countries have instituted a poll tax at various times throughout history; most notably, some states in the U.S. Read about the poll taxes enacted by the former Confederate states and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
11. China's One Child Policy: Facts & History
China's one child policy restricts many couples from being able to have a family of their choosing and imposes stiff consequences for those who don't comply. Learn more about the one child policy, how it was established and the current status of the law and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
12. ADA Amendments Act of 2008: Summary & Regulations
The Americans with Disability Act was initially passed in 1990. In 2008 the Americans with Disabilities Act was amended to expand the protections it offered.
13. What is the I-797 Form?
In this lesson you will learn about the I-797 form, along with its subcategories. Learn what they are, and what their purpose is in the immigration process.
14. What is Vagrancy? - Definition & Laws
In this lesson we will discuss the meaning of vagrancy and the different punishable actions related to it. The different laws for these acts will be covered, along with an example to further understanding.
15. What is an I-551 Passport Stamp?
How does someone legally enter the United States on a permanent visa and what documentation do they need? This lesson will explain the I-551 passport stamp and outline the process for obtaining one.
16. Federal Gun Laws for Felons
U.S. citizens have the right to possess firearms. However, if convicted of a felony, this right is taken away. This lesson will explore the federal gun laws for convicted felons, including the history and restoration of rights.
17. What Rights do Felons Lose?
Did you know that in some states, a convicted felon will never be allowed to vote again? This lesson will explore which rights are taken from convicted felons and which ones can be regained.
18. Executive Order 8802: Definition & Civil Rights
Executive Orders have always been created by presidents to correct injustices overlooked by the government. In this lesson, readers will learn what is Executive Order 8802, why the Order was created, and how the Order was associated with the Civil Rights Movement.
19. Harry Truman's Executive Order 9981: Definition, Summary & Significance
Since the American Revolution, there has been racial segregation in the U.S. military. This lesson is about President Harry Truman's Executive Order 9981, which was the beginning of the end of this segregation.
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