US Political Parties and Civil Rights Movements

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What was a significant outcome of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act?

Segregation was abolished and black citizens regained their right to vote

What was a characteristic of the Republican Party's approach to democracy in the 1960s?

Support for civil rights and democratic norms

What strategy did Republicans adopt in the 1960s to attract southern white voters?

The Long Southern Strategy to win over whites alienated by Democrats

How did the Republican Party predominantly position itself in terms of race by 1980?

As a party of racial conservatism, becoming a de-facto White Party

Which coded language was used by Republicans to stir fear and anger towards black individuals?

"Law and order"

What historical event marked the shift of white evangelical Christians towards supporting Republicans in large numbers?

The enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

How did the percentage of White Christians in the U.S. population change from the 1990s to the 2010s?

Decreased from 75% to 50%

What was the rationale behind states requiring government-issued photo IDs for voting?

To combat voter fraud

What effect did voter ID laws have on certain demographic groups?

Disproportionately affected black and Latino voters

What percentage of black individuals were denied the right to vote in Florida due to restrictions?

21%

Which group had increased feelings of alienation and victimhood due to changing demographics?

White Christians

What fear did some white conservatives hold about becoming a minority in the U.S.?

Fear of losing social status

What theory suggests that elites are using immigration to replace the 'native' white population of America?

'Great Replacement' theory

What percentage of Republicans expressed doubt about the results of the 2020 election?

86%

How did Trump differ from all previous presidents regarding accepting election defeat?

He was the first to refuse to accept defeat

'Resistance to multiracial democracy' is most associated with which political group?

'Make America Great Again' supporters

Which group violated all three basic principles of democratic behavior?

Republicans

What historical event helped secure U.S. democracy by outlawing discriminatory voting laws?

Passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965

What did the Supreme Court do in 2013 regarding the Voting Rights Act?

Struck down a key provision

What is the term used to describe the situation where the party that wins the most votes should be allowed to govern?

Tyranny of the Majority

Which document do many founders of the United States reject?

Articles of Confederation

What is one of the effects of extreme supermajority rules for constitutional change mentioned in the text?

Protection of privileged minorities

Which constitutional feature allows state and local governments to go beyond the reach of national majorities?

Federalism

This quiz explores the historical context of US political parties and their stances on civil rights movements, focusing on the support and rejection of key acts like the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It also delves into the evolution of the Republican Party's commitment to democratic norms over the decades.

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