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Selma March (Grade 3)

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Selma March

In what year did the march from Selma take place?
  1. 1965
  2. 1985
  3. 2010
Who were the leaders of the march from Selma?
  1. W.E.B. DuBois and Thurgood Marshall
  2. J. Edgar Hoover and John Kennedy
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis
Who was the U.S. president at the time of the march from Selma?
  1. Barak Obama
  2. Lyndon Johnson
  3. John F. Kennedy
How far is it from Selma to Montgomery?
  1. 2 miles
  2. 6 miles
  3. 54 miles
What did those who were marching from Selma want?
  1. voting rights
  2. an end to the Vietnam war
  3. a new town library
Why weren't some people allowed to vote in Alabama?
  1. because they were poor
  2. because they were not born in America
  3. because they were African American
The right to vote is given to all citizens by the U.S.                               .
Instructions: Choose the words from the parentheses to fill in the blanks to make the statement true:

The U.S. Constitution contains (laws, directions)               which Americans (don't have, agree)                  to follow.
The Selma-to-Montgomery march helped get                           to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guaranteed the right to vote for all African Americans.
Why do you think it's right that all adult American citizens should be able to vote if they want to?

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