Civil Rights Movement and Constitutional Principles Quiz

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Who is known for advocating the concept of popular sovereignty in American government?

John Locke

Which legislation aimed to protect voting rights and was passed in 1965?

Voting Rights Act

Which principle refers to the idea that governmental power should be divided among different branches to prevent abuse of power?

Separation of Powers

Who wrote about the concept of the 'social contract,' individual rights, the right to revolt, and its importance in the formation of government?

John Locke

What was a key disagreement between Federalists and Anti-Federalists regarding the US Constitution?

The need for a bill of rights

Which legislation aimed to end segregation in public places and ban employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin?

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Who among the philosophers listed is known for his theory on the separation of powers in government to prevent tyranny?


Which principle asserts that the authority of a government is created and sustained by the consent of its people?

Popular sovereignty

What type of powers are those specifically granted to the federal government by the US Constitution?

Enumerated Powers

In terms of ratifying the US Constitution, how many states needed to adopt it for it to become effective?

9 states

Test your knowledge on Martin Luther King Jr, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, important civil rights legislation, non-violent methods of protest, influential philosophers, and constitutional principles.

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