Ch 12: STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation

About This Chapter

Historical information about civil rights legislation is reviewed by this chapter. You can access these lessons to go over the important people, acts and cases involved in this process as you prepare for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam.

STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation - Chapter Summary

Get ready to successfully complete the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by reviewing civil rights legislation with this chapter. These lessons and quizzes will help you strengthen your understanding of:

  • The Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964
  • Facts about the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Biographical information about George Wallace
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas and school desegregation
  • The impact of civil rights legislation in Texas
  • Jesse Jackson and other leaders
  • The civil rights movement's legacy

All of the lessons in this chapter are supported by experts in the field of American history, who can help you with any questions you have about these historical pieces of legislation. You can complete these lessons and then test yourself with our interactive quizzes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation
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The Civil Rights Act of 1957: History & Significance

1. The Civil Rights Act of 1957: History & Significance

Civil rights didn't just magically appear at a given date in the United States. Instead, it was a long road to get there. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was an important step on that road, although one that itself proved to be quite weak.

What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

2. What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? - Summary, Effects & Impact

This lesson discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn more about the history and impact of these landmark pieces of legislation.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

3. The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Definition, Summary & Facts

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 provided protection for minorities against discriminatory practices in voting. We'll consider its historical background, its provisions, its amendments, and its recent interpretation by the Supreme Court.

George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt

4. George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt

Through this lesson, you will be introduced to former Alabama governor George Wallace, and, through quotes and examples, gain insight into his important role in the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s.

The History and Impact of School Desegregation

5. The History and Impact of School Desegregation

In the first half of the 20th century, schools were racially segregated. As society progressed, the courts began to rule that segregation was not legal. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the court cases that shaped segregation and desegregation in American schools.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

6. 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.

Civil Rights Legislation in Texas: Outcomes & Impact

7. Civil Rights Legislation in Texas: Outcomes & Impact

Civil rights have been an important issue in American history, but have meant different things in each state. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of civil rights legal cases in Texas and see how these have impacted the idea of equality in the Lone Star State.

Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus & Other Black Leaders

8. Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus & Other Black Leaders

Following the assassinations of MLK and Malcolm X, there was a real question as to who would lead the African American community. This lesson details three of the different individuals and groups who tried to lead the movement for civil rights.

Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

9. Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed more than 50 years ago, but still its effects, and the effects of later programs, are felt today. That said, the intervening years have been far from perfect in the pursuit of real civil rights.

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