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Mid-termhistory 2013

James Farmer created Congress of Racial Equality
Hector P. Garcia founded the American GI Forum
Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Civil Rights Act 1964
Susan B. Anthony Quaker who fought for womens suffrage
Thurgood Marshall Civil rights leader who was a Surpreme Court justice
African Americans 2nd largest minority group in Texas
Hispanics expected to have the largest increase in population through 2015
Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for public places to discriminate based on race
Poll Tax tax that charged people to vote... blacks could not pay in many cases
House Bill #72 origiation of "No Pass No Play" rule
Maquiladoras U.S. assembly plants south of the Mexican Border
Robin Hood Plan law passed in 1993 requiring wealthier schools to share money with pooer districts
Boycott when a government stops trade with another government
legislative branch Branch of government that makes laws
Executive branch Branch of government that carries out the law
Judical branch Branch that decides if laws are fair
Gilmer-Aiken Bills laws established to improve teacher training, raise teacher salaries, provide textbooks, and requeired students to attend school for 9 months
MAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement between U.S., Canada, Mexico
Ways in which Federal Government can influence Texas economy energy policies, export agreements with other countries, agiculture regulations
Majority of Texans live in urban-cities
Because of Hispanic population growth more people will be Spanish speaking in the next 20 years
Crime increased in cities because people moved to suburbs
Austin One of the country's top location =s for high tech
Houstons Largest port in Texas
San Antonio Has large number of tourist attractions
Suburbs 1950s and 60s… people moved here from cities to get away from crowding, pollution, crime, etc.
Families moving off the farm 1950s and 60s did so because could not make a living
Created by: marissa1315