1. Truman's most important contribution to the civil rights movement was desegregating

1. public education.
2. public housing.
3. the armed forces.
4. major league baseball.

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Base your answers to questions 2 through 4 on the following quotation from a Supreme Court decision and on your knowledge of social studies.

"We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

2. This quotation expresses the decision in the case of

1 Plessy v. Ferguson
2. Sacco and Vanzetti
3. Korematsu v. United States
4. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

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3. The decision was based on the idea that segregated schools are likely to

1. cause members of a minority to feel socially inferior.
2. experience unnecessary administrative problems.
3. place excessive burdens on school transportation.

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4. This decision marked the beginning of the end of

1. racial violence
2. public education
3. legal racial discrimination
4. the civil rights movement

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5. The Supreme Court reversed the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision and declared that

1. accused persons must hear the testimony of witnesses against them at the time of arrest.
2. free speech does not extend to shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater.
3. the doctrine of "separate but equal" is unconstitutional.
4. referees may intervene when voters are faced with discrimination

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