Type
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Description

first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson
Supreme Court Justice who stressed the importance of moral character Clarence Thomas
first American to orbit the earth John Glenn
first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong
first black President of the United States Barack Obama
lady who refused to give up her seat on a but in Montgomery, Alabama, and act which led to a change in segregation laws Rosa Parks
first woman appointed to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan Sandra Day O'Connor
doctor who developed a vaccine for polio Jonas Salk
one of the greatest opera singers of her time Marian Anderson
first American to fly in space Alan Shepard
helped bring about a peace treaty between Egypt & Israel Jimmy Carter
black minister active in civil rights movement Martin Luther King, Jr.
President during the Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Breaking down of racial separation Desegregation
Congress of Racial Equality CORE
A black woman who refused to move to the back of the bus Rosa Parks
President Eisenhower sends troops to this high school Little Rock
Rosa didn't move to the back of the bus in Montgomery Alabama
Four black college students began _____ at lunch Sit ins
"I have a dream..." Martin Luther King Jr
The speech delivered to hundreds at the March on Washington
Black men and women walked fifty-four miles which created the Bloody Sunday
African American Civil Rights SCLC
Who was the first African American to graduate from Little Rock High School? Ernst Green
In the University of Mississippi _____, the first black man to attend James Meredith
Emmett Till was from Chicago
Who was killed after trying to protect his mother and grandfather? Jimmie Lee Jackson
Who was chosen to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott MLKJR
/Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman's deaths brought National Attention
Former NAACP worker Thurgood Marshall
Crime committed because of a persons race, religion, or sex Hate Crime
Little Rock nine got put into school because of this movement NAACP
Activists who rode on a bus that were segregated Freedom Riders
A committee that included many different Civil rights movements founded by the SCLC SNCC
Girl who was expelled before her first class at U of A Autherine Lucy
Killing someone without giving them a legal trial Lynching
Providing equal pay to everyone no matter their race or gender Pay Equity
Separating certain races from every other race Segregation
A racist group KKK
Thinking or believing that one race is better than the rest Racism
Law separating blacks from whites Jim Crow
The act or practice rather than the category of an individual Discrimination
Supreme Court saying that schools cannot segregate Brown v Board

Famous Firsts Black History Month Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Who was the first African-American to receive a Nobel Piece Prize for his mediation in Israel? RalphJBunche
Who was the first African-American to be a justice of the Supreme Court? ThurgoodMarshall
Who was the first African-American performer to host a variety TV series? NatKingCole
Who was the first published African-American female poet? PhillisWheatley
Who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era? JackieRobinson
Who was the first African-American In space? GuionBluford
Who was the first African-American female to be a millionaire and specialized in hair products for black women? MadameCJWalker
Who was the first African-American Senator in the U.S. Congress? HiramRevels
Who was an African-American leader during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and founded Tuskegee University? BookerTWashington
Who was a civil rights activist who became the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi? JamesMeredith

Civil Rights Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

State level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy requirements and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal. Montgomery Bus Boycott
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal Plessy v. Ferguson
Nonviolent protests in which a person sits and refuses to leave Sit-in
The prejudice that members of one race are superior to members of other races racism
1955 a 14 year old black boy said "Bye, Baby" to a white woman in Mississippi. In response, he was brutally murdered Emmett Till
The intermixing of people or groups previously segregated Integration
the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus The little Rock Crisis
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933) James Meredith
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor Thurgood Marshall
Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. After she was jailed, the Montgomery bus boycott was organized Rosa Parks
U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Martin Luther King Jr
An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality CORE
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, churches link together to inform blacks about changes in the Civil Rights Movement, led by MLK Jr., was a success SCLC
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization founded on February 12, 1909, that works to obtain equal rights for all Americans NAACP
to end the separation of two groups of people, or to free of laws or practices that have maintained this separation, in an area or facility desegregate
biasedly treating one person or one group differently from others based on something other than merit discrimination
preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience prejudice
President Mandated desegregation of the interstate system John F. Kennedy
incident in which nine African-American students were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High in 1957 during the Civil Rights Movement Little rock nine
The amendment that ended slavery 13th
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves Black codes
was an African-American revolutionary organization established to promote Black Power, and by extension self-defense (using arms) for blacks. It was active in the United States from the mid-1960s into the 1970s The Black Panthers
It outlawed taxing voters, i.e. poll taxes, at presidential or congressional elections, as an effort to remove barriers to Black voters 14th amendment
segregation by custom de facto
a key leader in India's struggle for independence, inspired MLK to give speaches in blacks civil rights and encourage them to remain nonviolent Ghandi

Three Branches of Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

There are how many justices on the Supreme Court? nine
There are how many senators for each state? two
The Legislative Branch is also known as what? congress
The head of the Executive Branch is who? president
The president has the power to do this if he doesn't like a law. veto
The Supreme Court interprets the laws and checks to make sure they are what? constitutional
The building associated with the Legislative Branch. capitol
The President appoints who to the Supreme Court? justices
Which branch has to approve the justices? Legislative
The President can only serve two terms for a total of how many years? eight
Supreme Court justices are appointed for how long? lifetime
The number of representatives that a state has is dependant on what? population
"Checks and _____________" is the way each branch can keep from having too much power. balances
The President is also known as the "Commander in _______?" chief
The Supreme Court is what branch? Judicial

Va & Us People To Know Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Us president who fought for passage of civil rights legislation Lydon Johnson
NAACP Legal Defence Team; Argued Brown v.Board Thurgood Marshall
NAACP Legal Defence Team in VA Oliver Hill
Leader of Civil Rights Movement; nonviloent mass protest, " I have a dream " Martin Luther King Jr
1st woman on US Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor
1st female US astronaut in space Sally Ride
1st American astronaut to orbit the earth John Glenn
1st person to step on the moon's surface, " One small step for man ..." Neil Armstrong
Woman on US Supreme Court ( not first ) Ruther Bader Ginsberg
African American on Supreme Courts Clarence Thomas
US President; Fall of communism in Europe, reunification of germany ; Persian Gulf George HW Bush
US President; NAFTA ; Lifted economic sanctions against South Africa Bill Clinton
US President; 9/11 terroist attacks; War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq George W Bush
Woman on US Supreme Court Ruther Bader Ginsberg
President forced from office by the watergate scandal Richard Nixon
Presidebt who won the Cold War; Increased military & economic pressure Ronald Reagan

The 1960's Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Candidate who ran against John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential Election Nixon
What country was the home of wall that prevented Easterners from defecting to the West in Europe Berlin
rode on interstate buses into the segregated South to test the 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia that outlawed racial segregation in interstate bus stations and railroad terminals Freedom Riders
The U.S. Supreme Court rules against compulsory ______ in public schools prayer
The city where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Dallas
Name of Martin Luther King's speech he presented in front of the Washington Memorial I Have A Dream
The Beatles first album Please Please Me
Act that ended legal discrimination in public places, promising equal voting rights Civil Rights Act
President Lyndon Johnson announces his program to help health care to provide to more citizens Medicare
Black Muslim leader of the Black Panther who was assassinated in 1965 MalcolmX
War between the Soviets and the United States that ended in no casualties but created alot of tension Cold War

Presidents of the United States of America Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Only former president to serve in Congress (after he was president) John Quincy Adams
First president born in the U.S.A. Martin Van Buren
Only bachelor president (not married) James Buchanan
President who wrote the Massachussetts Constitution in 1780 John Adams
Dred Scott Decision handed down during his administration James Buchanan
Camp David Accord Jimmy Carter
Cuban Missile Crisis John F Kennedy
Credit Mobilier Scandal US Grant
Authorized the first National Road in Cumberland, Maryland Thomas Jefferson
Assassinated at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY William McKinley
Lead the combined Allied forces invasion at Normandy, France Dwight Eisenhower
First president to run for office as a Democrat Andrew Jackson
Leader of the Democratic-Republican Party Thomas Jefferson
Convinced by Alexander Hamilton to run for President George Washington
War of 1812 James Madison
President during Reconstruction U.S. Grant
Civil War hero and grandson of former President Benjamin Harrison
Ran as a member of the Progressive Party Theodore Roosevelt
Stock market crash beginning the Great Depression Herbert Hoover
Refused to run for re-election because of the Viet Nam War Lyndon Johnson
Ronald Reagan's Vice President George H W Bush
Era of Good Feeling James Monroe
Author of the Monroe Doctrine John Quncy Adams

U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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Crossword
Description

arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus Rosa Parks
first black justice on the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall
student non-violent coordinating committee SNCC
formed to use activism and non-violent protest to bring an end to segregation SCLC
law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African American suffrage (1965) Voting Rights Act
made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal (1964) Civil Rights Act
rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern U.S. to test the ruling of unsegregated public places Freedom Riders
overturned Plessy v. Ferguson Brown v Board
boycott of city buses led by Dr. MLK Montgomery Bus Boycott
segregation imposed by law de jure
segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice de facto
state level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy tests and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
led black community to peaceful nonviolence protests against the injustices they faced MLK
association founded in 1909 to work for racial equality NAACP
activist in civil rights; leader of SNCC Stokely Carmichael
1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights March on Washington
organization of militant African Americans founded in 1966 Black Panthers
social movement in the U.S. in which people organized to demand equal rights for African Americans and other minorities Civil Rights Movement
required citizens of a state to pay a special tax in order to vote poll taxes
first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus called the National Guard to keep black students from enrolling in Little Rock's Central High School; President Eisenhower sent the Army to force integration for the students Little Rock Nine
organized the United Farm Workers Cesar Chavez

civics terms Crossword

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Crossword
Description

who is in charge of the executive branch? President
How many U.S. Senators are there? one hundred
We elect a President for how many years? four
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? nine
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? eighteen
What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? the Bill of Rights
Who approves supreme court justices The senate
The legislative branch is also known as Congress
a group of people that make laws legislature
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments charter
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses bicameral
to vote approval of ratify
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states federalism
the branch of government that carries out laws executive branch
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals circuit
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun district court
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president Electoral College
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it filibuster

From Reconstruction to Obama Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Name of historical period from 1865 to 1877 Reconstruction
President who signed Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln
What did Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves
President before Barack Obama George Bush
First African American to run for Democratic nomination for president Shirley Chisolm
First African American elected to United State Senate Hiram Revels
He ran to be the Democratice presidential candidate in 2004 Al Sharpton
He organized the 1963 March on Washington APhilip Randolph
Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools was Brown vs________ Board of Education
The organization that upheld the rights of freed slaves during Reconstruction Freedman's Bureau
Political Party that created Emancipation Proclamation Republican
1964 Republican candidate who voted against the Civil Rights Act Barry Goldwater
State in which the Little Rock 9 integrated Central HIgh School Arkansas
This 1865 amendment abolished slavery Thirteenth
This Supreme Court ruling declared that African American could not be citizens Dred Scot Decision
These Southern laws created "separate but equal" status for African Americans Jim Crow Laws
To deny people the right to vote is __________________ Disenfranchisement
The Civil Rights Movement use this tactic to achieve their goals Nonviolent resistance
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded this group Black Panther Party
In 1964,Malcolm X spoke at a rally and called for freedom, justice, and equality "by any means ____________" Necessary
14 year old boy killed in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman Emmett Till
Only State where people voted to create Martin Luther King Day Arizona
First African American elected to United State Senate after Reconstruction Edward Brooke
Name of white suprememist groups organized during Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan
The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed ____________based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin Discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited discrimination in ___________. Voting
African American lady whose refusal to giver up her seat on the bus and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
African Amrican who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson
Presidential Candidate who started African American switch from Republican to Democratic Franklin Roosevelt
African American military pilots and bombers who fought in World War II Tuskegee Airmen
African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon Katherine Johnson
San Francisco 49ers player who has refused to stand for the national athem Colin Kaepernick
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created this group after the murder of Trayvon Martin Black Lives Matter
Americans who believe that President Obama is not a U. S. citizen Birthers
The term used to say that the election of Barack Obama ended racism Post Racial
Term used to explain privileges that automatically benefit white people White privilege
$7.25 per hour Federal minimum wage
$10.00 per hour Arizona minimum wage
Major causes of African American economic inequality Unemployment
Per cent of African American unemployed under President Bush Nine
Per Cent of African Americans unemployed in 2015 Fourteen
An executive (by president or governor) order that cancels a conviction of a crime Commutation
An executive order (by president or governor) that shortens a sentence Pardon
President who has issued the most pardons and commutations Obama
The types of offenses committed by most of the people pardoned by President Obama nonviolent drug offenses