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Unit 12

Civil Rights movement

Unit 12 Vocabulary
Activist vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause
Civil Rights The rights of personal liberty guaranteed to U.S. citizens, by the constitution and acts of congress
Segregation The act of setting apart from the general population
Boycott To refuse to buy goods as a statement of opposition
Sit in Occupying seats in a racial segregated establishment in protest against discrimination
Freedom Ride A ride made by civil rights workers to desegregate public facilities, such as bus terminals or lunch counters
Liberal A person who is not strict in observance of traditional or established forms, ways or beliefs
Moderate A person who holds views that are not extreme
Demographics the statistical data of a population, especially those showing average age, income, education, etc.
Two Party System A political system consisting of two major parties, more or less equal in strength
Conservative A person who is strict in observance of traditional or established form, ways or beliefs
Desegregation the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which different races, groups, etc., are restricted to specific or separate public facilities, neighborhoods, schools, organizations, or the like.
Advocate to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument or a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause
Point of View An opinion, attitude, or judgment about an issue
Created by: mlopez86