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Jim Crow Laws (Grade 7)

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Jim Crow Laws

The name Jim Crow comes from the 1828 song "Jump Jim Crow" from Thomas Rice's minstrel show.
  1. True
  2. False
States began to pass Jim Crow laws after what period of American history?
  1. Reconstruction
  2. The Gilded Age
  3. The Jacksonian Era
  4. The Progressive Era
What was the goal of Jim Crow Laws?

What was the name of the mechanism that allowed illiterate whites to vote, but prohibited African Americans?

Which state passed the first law to disenfranchise African American voters following the end of Reconstruction?
  1. Alabama
  2. New York
  3. Louisiana
  4. Mississippi
By 1910, five of the former Confederate States passed laws aimed at disenfranchising African American voters.
  1. True
  2. False
Which president, the first southerner since the end of the Civil War, passed rules enforcing segregation in the federal workforce?
  1. Rutherford B. Hayes
  2. William McKinley
  3. Woodrow Wilson
  4. Chester Arthur
What was the decision in the case Plessy v. Ferguson?
  1. poll taxes violated the Civil Rights Act
  2. school desegregation was unconstitutional
  3. racial segregation in public facilities was legal
  4. police must advise individuals being taken into custody that they have a right to remain silent
Despite the ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, facilities for minorities were usually not equal.
  1. True
  2. False
Franklin Roosevelt desegregated the military during World War II.
  1. True
  2. False
Which Supreme Court decision overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and found that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?
  1. Strauder v. West Virginia
  2. Loving v. Virginia
  3. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  4. Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company
The passage of the                             banned segregation and outlawed discriminatory hiring practices.
  1. 14th Amendment
  2. Fair Housing Act
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Brown v. Board of Education

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